User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Independent
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Apr 11 2019 24:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Cancers are preventable but won't be if it requires curbing the profits corporations reap from sickness 10.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn It is now generally agreed upon by health specialists that many cancers are caused either by exposure to radiation or by carcinogens that have been spewed into the environment. In contrast, relatively fewer cancers can be traced to defective genes inherited from our parents. Although cancers caused by exposure to radioactivity are not nearly as prevalent as those caused by exposure to environmental toxins, they do sicken thousands of people. Radioactive spent fuel from nuclear power plants has risen to a global stockpile of 260,000 tonnes, and is growing by some 10,000 tonnes a year, according to the International Atomic Agency. The incidence of many forms of cancer has been found to be significantly higher in the vicinity of nuclear plants. But the World Health Organization estimates that, although radioactivity is a serious threat in some places, a significant number of cancers are now the result of exposure to environmental toxins . Sales of chemicals, including the most toxic, have increased ...
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She Wanted Her Town To Breathe Clean Air. She Got Death Threats Instead. 27.3.2019 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
How neighbors in a small town exposed the dirtiest secrets of our broken recycling system.
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Contamination from an Air Force base devastates a New Mexico dairy 28.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
An investigation shows the impact toxic chemicals are having on the community of Clovis.
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The VW scandal leads to a path to healthier cities 19.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It was the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history. How can it have the most impact?
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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The inconvenient truths behind the 'Planetary Health' diet 6.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The recently published EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems uses flawed research on health, sustainability and food systems.
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On-the-ground pollution data spurred stricter zoning in Los Angeles 31.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Locals’ efforts prompted buffers for auto shops and air filter rules for new buildings.
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A toxic past and present on the Spokane River 9.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In eastern Washington, a push to clean PCBs from its namesake river faces a dirty legacy and global pollution problem.
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After natural disasters, workers rebuild — and face exploitation 3.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Immigrant workers and day laborers are especially vulnerable to health risks and wage theft.
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Trump’s EPA is reluctant to punish law-breaking polluters 28.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A recent report shows that law enforcement at the agency is declining.
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Hunting faces an ethical reckoning 18.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Gruesome social media videos show how far modern hunting has drifted from its roots.
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Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet? 10.12.2018 Current Issue
A new generation of environmentalists is learning to stop worrying and love atomic power.
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5 trends in sustainable retail promoting chemical safety 20.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Product health is what's in store for retailer strategies.
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A toxic fungal threat is encroaching on global food supply chains 12.10.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Shifting climates are encouraging these pests and diseases to flourish.
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Measuring progress to SDGs with a chemicals management survey 19.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We worry about our carbon footprints. What about our chemical footprints?
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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The next BPA? Why businesses must get ahead of hormone-disrupting chemicals 20.7.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Toxic substances are found throughout supply chains; here’s how to take action to keep your customers — and your business — safe.
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How circular innovation is creating business opportunities 9.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Take timber and denim, for example.
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Where are they now? A status report on previous 30 Under 30s 4.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Now in its third year, our roundup of 30 inspiring young sustainability leaders wouldn't be complete without a look at what their earlier cohorts are doing today.
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Resisting the terror of cultural genocide at Muskrat Falls 26.4.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada On Monday, May 7, a rally and nonviolent direct action will take place on Parliament Hill in solidarity with the Labrador Land Protectors, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are trying to stop an act of cultural genocide downstream of the massive Muskrat Falls mega-dam that experts predict will eventually cost $78 billion . Individuals trained in nonviolence will attempt to walk straight into the House of Commons and place on the desks of all 343 MPs pictures and testimonies from those at risk of methylmercury poisoning as well as mass drowning from a potential catastrophic dam break in Labrador. The gathering is in response to a call from the Labrador Land Protectors, who write: "This battle for our very lives can no longer be waged alone. Most of us in Labrador cannot go to Ottawa. We need your voices to help expose the major tragedy unfolding that there is still time to stop. Ensure the federal government sees our faces, hears our voices, and acts on our ...
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