As long as the local Native Americans loved, appreciated and respectfully treated the animals, both the Indians and the bison were well. This balance lasted over hundreds of years. The bison meat nourished the Indians and the skins gave them a roof over their head.
The executive directors of the company XYZ, 64 year old XY and 62 XY were both sentenced guilty of negligent bodily harm, concomitance, the negligent release of toxins and selling toxic goods while being well aware of the danger they are posing."
Please, allow me now to tell you about my own personal motivation and why our family started taking toxic chemicals seriously.
Why does the wood industry produce and install toxic building materials? Are authorities informed, not guilty or just plain negligent? Are chemicals really that bad?
Here is an excerpt from the 'Salzburger Nachrichten' back in the year 1993:
"Wood preservatives, two parole sentences"
Frankfurt Main (SN, APA). On Tuesday the Frankfurt "Wood Preservative Trial" sentenced both accused men to one year suspended prison term each and a total fine of 1.7 million Schillings, payable to several joint plaintiffs.
Why Toxic Wood is a Concern
Synthetic paints, chemical treatments and large-scale wood lamination turn wood into a mix of different materials and compounds. Their effect upon humans is mostly unknown and it is impossible for the average consumer to correctly gauge the risk they are taking with these products.
Two years later, my wife gave birth to our first child which is now physically and mentally disabled. We never tried to prove a connection between the wood treatment and the disability of our child; it couldn't make our child healthy either. However I do know now that treating the external cladding of our house was the biggest mistake I ever made."
The biggest mistake in my life:
In one of my talks, a gentleman stood up and told the audience in his own words about the biggest mistake he ever made:
"I am working in the building and real estate industry and a few years ago, I built a house for my wife and me. This house had external wood cladding which was painted with some wood preservatives as was usual then.
It is time to wake up to nature, take note of her cycles and laws. This way we rewarded ourselves with a healthier and abundant lifestyle.
A livable planet and healthy homes which source energy without harming the environment are not utopian ideals! These are the goals we are going to achieve with a positive attitude and a happy outlook. The second part of this book will tell you how you could accomplish this.
Part Two - Man and Tree
The stories and experiences in the first part of this book give us an idea of how to appreciate and integrate nature's gifts into our lives. Often unaware, we humans take risks with our environment and our physical health because we don't really totally understand how to use and handle renewable resources in an appropriate and natural way.