A new study has confirmed that there are unsafe levels of PFAS chemicals in every single state in this country. Mike Papantonio & Farron Cousins discuss more.

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Mike Papantonio:             A new study’s confirmed that there are unsafe levels of PFAS chemicals in every single state in this country. Now, all right, let me give you my opinion about this since I, I tried the first PFAS cases tried in America. I tried five of them. We punished DuPont, beat the hell out of them. It’s still going on. Now the, the public’s finally talking about it. Media wouldn’t talk about it because DuPont was such a big advertiser. They kept it quiet. They knew for 50 years that what they were making would cause kidney cancer, testicular cancer, birth defects, gastrointestinal problems that may as well be real, as serious as, as cancer. But when we do this story, nobody pays attention to it.

Farron Cousins:                  Right.

Mike Papantonio:             I almost say, let’s not even do the story anymore. Let’s put up five I hate Trump’s stories because I hate Trump stories and I hate Republican stories, that will be all over the place. But if you tell somebody, listen, the water you’re drinking, it’s killing your children and they don’t pay attention to the story. What the hell? I mean, you know, it’s, it’s amazing to me that we’ve become so single minded that a story like this is unimportant.

Farron Cousins:                  Right. I mean, this used to be the kind of stuff that you would see on, on, on 60 Minutes.

Mike Papantonio:             Yeah.

Farron Cousins:                  Things like that. People would tune in Sunday evenings to be shocked about how they’re being poisoned by corporations. And they’d be furious. But now we, we, we get stories from Truthout on PFAS. We get stories from The Intercept.

Mike Papantonio:             Yeah.

Farron Cousins:                  Beyond that, you’re not seeing it other than us talking about it.

Mike Papantonio:             Give, give me your best analysis because I swear to God, it drives me nuts. We can do, now you do such a, you know, let me just put it all out there. You do such a great job talking about the insanity that surrounds Trump and the people around Trump. But you even have to admit that if you, it’s, it’s, I call it low hanging fruit. If you do that story, it’s gonna get, you know, a hundred thousand, 200,000 views. If you do a story and you say you got a product here that’s killing your children, you know, 25,000, maybe.

Farron Cousins:                  On, on a very good day.

Mike Papantonio:             On a very good day.

Farron Cousins:                  Yeah.

Mike Papantonio:             What, tell me what’s happening.

Farron Cousins:                  I think a lot of times people either think, okay, but I’m not one of the people getting poisoned, probably.

Mike Papantonio:             But they are.

Farron Cousins:                  Well, exactly. And, and then you also have the people who feel completely helpless.

Mike Papantonio:             Okay.

Farron Cousins:                  Who say, well, okay, we’re.

Mike Papantonio:             I’m gonna die.

Farron Cousins:                  We’re all being poisoned. I, I can’t do anything about it. And honestly, that’s a big thing that the climate scientists have been warning about for a very long time when talking about climate change stories. I’ve had some of ’em reach out to me saying, hey, don’t be gloom and doom. You gotta let people know we can fix this.

Mike Papantonio:             We can, but they won’t. They don’t, climate, a climate change story, if we wanna go on our site and say, let’s kill this story, do climate change. They won’t show up. If you wanna talk about, hey, there’s a brand new discovery, we’ve cured cancer. That story ain’t going anywhere if it’s right next to we hate Trump. It’s very scary to me and I can’t get my, I can’t get my arms around it.

Farron Cousins:                  I’ll tell you on that cancer note too, um, a lot of people don’t know this, you and I have talked about this, Cuba has a lung cancer vaccine. And how many people know about that?

Mike Papantonio:             Right, right.

Farron Cousins:                  We’re, we’re legally not even allowed to go down and get it. But they’ve got it.

Mike Papantonio:             Don’t they also have an Alzheimer’s, they’re on their.

Farron Cousins:                  They’re almost there to Alzheimer’s.

Mike Papantonio:             Yeah.

Farron Cousins:                  Almost.

Mike Papantonio:             And when we do, didn’t we do a story on that? What it get 10,000, you know, views. But if you put a story up, I hate, I hate, I hate, I hate, I hate, that story’s gonna do really well.

Farron Cousins:                  Yeah.

Mike Papantonio:             It’s a hell of a comment about our culture right now.

Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.