For the blood is the life…

The WWF arranged blood samples of a group of European Union ministers at a recent meeting to highlight the growing problem of our own polluting of our environment. All of the ministers had a large number of chemicals in their blood samples, many of them dangerous to health (of a grown adult – the risk to a child or, heaven forbid, to an uborn child in the womb would be far greater). And most of these are people in a good job in an advanced nation, not a backwater, Third World nation with no environmental laws and heavy industry. As usual the multi-billion pound chemical companies are fighting more regulation on grounds of expense and making them less competetive, just as they always do (they even fought regulations to control access to dangerous chemicals in the wake of 9-11 to rpevent terrorist groups getting hold of dangerous materials – frankly they don’t care as long as they make a profit).

Scary stuff – even those who live in a nice, clean city, eat organic food and exercise are still having their bodies poisoned on a daily basis. Quite what the blood sampels would reveal if repeated in a smog-bound traffic-ridden city like LA isn’t worth thinking about. And in all of this, has no-one considered the impact this must be having on the world’s vampire population?