Friday, November 22, 2019

Tag: public health

There are 2,000 untested chemicals in packaged foods—and it’s legal

A report by the Environmental Working Group reveals that an estimated 2,000 untested chemicals, several of them known or suspected carcinogens, are legally present in conventional packaged foods sold in U.S. supermarkets. But this major public health concern is largely unrecognized by the Food and Drug Administration, which operates under a policy on food additives dating back to 1958.

EPA disbanded a clean air science panel. We met anyway –...

The nongovernmental panel of experts found that particle pollution regulations aren’t protecting public health, but that's not the only worrying trend at EPA.

How things got so fracking bad in Ohio

Ohio’s natural gas production has swelled more than 2,200 percent in just seven years. But some residents are reporting polluted air and water as a result.

Disbanded air pollution panel finds EPA standards don’t protect public health

The panel supported the preliminary conclusions of a Draft EPA Policy Assessment that the current standards aren't requisite to protect public health.

Trump threatens to veto first-ever congressional action on “forever chemicals”

A handful of multibillion-dollar chemical companies have waged war on our bodies and our environment for nearly 70 years without our knowledge...

The scary new math of factory farm waste

Factory farms are exempt from reporting requirements under the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Now a new tool can provide solid evidence of the environmental harm they can cause.

If we want antibiotics to work, consumers have to put big...

Our current factory farming model is broken – environmentally, medically and morally.

Bad bugs: How the White House is stoking a world public...

Bad pathogens and bad policies go hand-in-hand.

12 farmworkers poisoned by toxic pesticide only one month after EPA...

Chlorpyrifos originates from a nerve gas developed by Nazi Germany.

Air Pollution is Creating a “Public Health Emergency”

Air pollution is increasing at an alarming rate and needs to be made a priority for public safety.

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Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

Fighting for America’s soul

Progressives are fighting to save the values and institutions on which their country was founded.

Sanders’ plan to fight global climate disaster too ambitious, says NYT

Until media start to treat the climate crisis with the urgency the scientific community continually tells us it requires, they will continue to be a major part of the problem.

Americans are to be the judge and jury, and pass sentence on Trump –...

The American people will be given the task of acting as judge and jury, examine all the evidence gathered; and then pass judgment, to declare Trump innocent or guilty.
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The 10 steps to impeach a president

This isn’t to say Trump couldn’t or won’t be impeached. Only that it’s a long and drawn-out process.