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Toxic Chemicals Issues

Agent Orange Chemical Still in Wide Use Throughout the U.S.

Friday, March 9, 2012
Agent Orange Chemical Still in Wide Use Throughout the U.S.

The USDA appears about to approve a new Monsanto GMO crop that will increase spraying of a herbicide containing 2,4-D, a chemical component of Agent Orange. 2,4-D is already in use, not only on crops, but on lawns and playing fields. Read More...

Environmental Toxicants Can Change Our DNA — & Our Children’s

Monday, March 5, 2012
Environmental Toxicants Can Change Our DNA — & Our Children’s

Scientists are finding that the way our DNA operates is redetermined by environmental factors after conception, including what we eat, inhale and absorb through out skin, and that we can pass those changes on to future generations. Read More...

New Car Smell Symptom of Bad Air Quality

Saturday, February 18, 2012
New Car Smell Symptom of Bad Air Quality

That new car smell that is such a prized evidence of a newly acquired vehicle will, in the long run, make you sick, especially after the car has stood in the sun and cooked all its deadly brew of chemicals to a turn. A few cars are avoiding the use of materials that contain... Read More...

Environmental Burden of Poor Health Falls on Poor

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Environmental Burden of Poor Health Falls on Poor

Losing a million years of healthy lives every year in Europe is a number that should make everyone aware of the stealth theft that polluters everywhere take from the life pockets of the world's people. Read More...

How SW Florida’s Lee Country Cut Toxic Emissions 85%

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
How SW Florida’s Lee Country Cut Toxic Emissions 85%

How the Florida EPA gradually got local industries to cut their own emissions over seven years by 85% is a very instructive story. Most of the reductions were the result of better technology, but the consciousness raised by EPA's Toxics Release Inventory Program obviously played a major role. Read More...

The Cost of Putting the Trouble Back in the Bottle

Saturday, December 31, 2011
The Cost of Putting the Trouble Back in the Bottle

This short article in Business Week highlights the difficulties we face in getting the toxic chemicals and materials we use out of our environment and highlights the importance of recycling. Read More...

Mercury Emissions: Messengers of Disease

Monday, November 14, 2011
Mercury Emissions: Messengers of Disease

One litany that is sung at every convocation of Republican presidential hopefuls is that the EPA must go; it is environmental regulations that are strangling our industrial might and keeping it from employing every American who wants a job. None of the candidates refer to the regulation-free era before the Clean Air and Clean... Read More...

GREEN BOOKS

Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.

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