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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta me LcinoHiuub Mpru add and Metropolitan madness Toronto's Don Valley Parkway is usually a busy thoroughfare, but when you traffic on two railway lines it looks like a three-level route Anyway, east is east west is west and never the twain shall meet. B.C. pension cheque plan announced VICTORIA (CP) Mincome, welfare and handicapped pension cheques will be transported to provincial government offices around British Columbia for the duration of the national postal strike, Provincial Secretary Ernie Hall told the legislature Tuesday. Local offices will arrange dates and times of distribution, and those who are unable to pick up their cheques in person will have them delivered to their door by some means, he added Mr Hall said the government discussed the contingency measure which began Tuesday with the B C Government Employees Union, and it backs the plan, as do striking postal workers, "who don't want to cause hardship Organic compounds dangerous to man New pollution threat looms By PETER MICHAELSON OTTAWA (CP) A poten- tially disastrous pollution threat is mounting from the largely uncontrolled use of organic compounds in industrial processes, says a United States biologist employed by the Mitre Corp., a Washington-based envi- ronmental assessment agency Dr Robert Ouellette, for- merly of Montreal, said Tues- day that the of which are used in the plastic, paint and paper especially dangerous to man because they can penetrate human membranes These as benzyne, phenols and alfa ben- become the real offenders to man's survival in the he said during an interview at the Royal Society of Canada's symposium on waste recycling and the en- vironment The man-made organic compounds were used as solvents and chemical binders to make synthetic products from nylons to plastic cups, and are disposed of as waste in the air, soil and water with little understanding of potential harm. He described their hazard as the spinoff of a burgeoning synthetic-products industry created to appease "a throw- away society Although there are literally millions of the compounds with undetermined potential for harm, benzyne is known to damage the liver, phenols have corrosive properties and alfa benzopyrene is believed to cause cancer, said Dr Ouellette, head of the corporation's environmental systems department The per cent of which are unavailable to the public and only used already entering the food chain from pesticide residues, he said. Because the compounds were soluble in water or fat, they could penetrate human membranes, which are intended to keep foreign substances out of the body, and damage vital organs. He described the compounds as "non-perceived meaning that the scientific community was only now beginning to focus on the threat Also, the hazards of organic compounds were poorly understood and laws generally did not deal spe- cifically with them There was still little under- standing of the effects of ex- cessive quantities of the trace elements on life, but it was known they can poison human enzymes which regulate the basic chemical reactions of the body. 1 SPRING BULBS NOW AVAILABLE nngtime's Finest FRUIT JUICE Town House. Grapefruit sweet or unsweetened. 48 il. oz. tin R I WHOLE TOMATOES APPLES Florida Grown SPECIAL led Delicious Canada Extra Pancv 4 Qt. Basket Do-It Yourself CELERY HEARTS WATERMELON tncy-.. clopedia volume 13 on sale ROSE BUSHES DUTCH BULBS PERENNIALS Available At SAFEWAY Town House. Canada Choice. 19 (I. oz. tin FRUIT COCKTAIL Town House. U.S. Fancy. 14 fl. oz. tin R A DICED BEETS Taste Tells. Canada Choice. 14 fl. oz. tin CREAMED CORN Taste Tells. Canada Choice. 14 fl. oz. tin GREEN SPINACH Isl Town House, Canada Fancy. 14 II. oz. tin R JL CREAMED HONEY Empress. Canada No. 1. white. 2 Ib. plastic tub SKIM MILK POWDER Locerne, Canada First Grade. 5 Ib. bag WHITE FLOUR HARVEST BLOSSOM ALL PURPOSE SPECIAL ih han I ib. bag FRESH BREAD 20oz.netwt.loaf Davids Festival 2lb.bag 19 X H iE R R El !rozen> Lucflrne 0ranOe-Limfl' Triple Treat, quart tub SWEET COOKIES FLAKED TUNA ssar MACARONI Iff BATH. TISSUE KKSKT ;