a_common_spring t1_j9yagvd wrote

Well I haven't read any details of the case. It did say a court, but I'm thinking there would have been some kind of inquiry into the case. Perhaps a criminal case against the lab owners and operators too. Idk. I'm thinking of reading that book.


a_common_spring t1_j9y7qum wrote

I don't know anything about it. I'm just sharing a source that says he wasn't at fault cause someone asked.

Also I could envision a case where he was the boss of the lab, but had not been given adequate resources to make the lab safe, and had actively been trying to get them? Idk that's a made up scenario, I'm just saying there could be some way he wouldn't be at fault.


a_common_spring t1_j9xm4je wrote


a_common_spring t1_j5zy13s wrote

Doesn't matter if it was major or minor in some kind of empirical sense (which I don't even actually think is measurable). If you have it you have it.

I have cptsd I think, from my childhood. And I have spent years feeling stupid about it because so many other people had childhoods so much worse than mine. Like really. I wasn't even beaten. But I have it.

Maybe some brains are more prone to it? Who knows. But if you have it you have it, and you can get treatment and try to get better.

I'm also exmormon. I think that alone causes CPTSD in some people.


a_common_spring t1_j4g6bxs wrote

Cancer is when cells overgrow due to mutations in genes that affect the cell cycle, so cells start to reproduce and replicate without the controls. Control mechanisms within the cell cycle usually detect and repair bad DNA, and they make sure the cell doesn't reproduce at too high a rate, and they make sure that cells die at the right time.

Sometimes people are born with an inherited mutation that may contribute to cancer, but about 90% of cancers are caused by mutations that arise in the individual during their life. There's nothing from looking at a mutation to say what caused it, unless they look at your family members and decide that it was an inherited mutation.

The way they decide some chemicals are carcinogenic is that exposure to them correlates with higher rates of some kind of cancer. But they can't look at the mutation itself and say what caused it.

If you get a type of cancer that they have already noticed is highly correlated with exposure to a chemical you work with, then they might be able to say that your mutation was probably caused by that chemical.