Tag: public health
What property-driven, rights-oriented society allows protesters to both spread disease AND violate sacred boundaries?
“The Biden administration is making clear that the best available science, and not political interference from industry, will guide the EPA’s decisions on protecting the public from pollution.”
“This is a majority-Black island in a U.S. territory. It is located next to public housing. If this refinery were located most anywhere else in the country, it would have been shut down months ago.”
“The critical issue here is not whether vaccines are good or bad, but … even more, I would suggest what is at stake is a democratic public health.”
More than five months into the crisis, there continue to be critical testing shortages and delays. How did we get here?
The crises of COVID and economic collapse are triggers for people to demand change as a gateway to a new and better world.
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.
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.
The panel supported the preliminary conclusions of a Draft EPA Policy Assessment that the current standards aren't requisite to protect public health.
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