Apparently - CETOS is not a lab
• CETOS is looking for NEW MEMBERS!! Your membership supports our outreach efforts and provides educational materials for the general public. We are an independent non-profit, 501(C )(3), dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Please make checks payable to TIDES/CETOS, PO Box 673, Gualala, CA 95445. Basic membership is $30.00 though additional donations are welcome. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
Friends of the Center for Ethics and Toxics
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous benefactors, patrons, donors, supporters, contributors,
and friends alike who have donated funds during the year 2002.
$5000 & Above
California for Alternatives to Toxics
Klamath Environmental Law Center
Jennifer Altman Foundation
Ecological Rights Foundation
As You Sow Foundation
Why is this so shocking? Because "... a recent toxicological study that found elevated levels of dioxin in mussels and crabs immediately adjacent to the Sierra Pacific mill. The study, which has also not been made public before, was commissioned by the Ecological Rights Foundation, a Garberville-based environmental group that is suing Sierra Pacific for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. In addition to looking at shellfish near the mill, the study also collected and tested shellfish in Hookton Slough, located at the relatively pristine southern tip of Humboldt Bay. Mussels there had no detectable dioxin contamination and the levels for a species of crab were extremely low, according to the study.
The study, done by toxicologist Marc Lappe of the Center for Ethics and Toxics in Gualala, Calif., adds that "any increase in body burdens of (dioxin and related) chemicals increases the human risk of several toxic end points including cancer, developmental toxicity, reproductive toxicity, and possibly immunotoxicity." source
And the "Ecological Rights Foundation" got $700,000 out of that suit.
Then they set up Baykeeping.