Tag: pesticide poisoning

The Diagnostic Dilemma – Physician Detectives

December 12th, 2015, 2 Comments

Physicians today are faced with a problem in diagnostics that was historically rare rare in medical science. Formally, disease and injuries affected single organs or bodily systems. Today, the frequency of multi-system illness has led to remarkable discoveries in areas of autoimmune disease and the origins of multiple organ failure. A frequent cause of both […]

Twenty-Three Children Dead from Pesticide Poisoning in India

July 18th, 2013, No Comments

Once again, we see schoolchildren victimized by the appearance of pesticide contamination in or around schools. This time, it was attributed to the luncheon served at a school in India as per this Reuter’s brief. I’ve already pointed out the results of pesticide poisoning as it affects schools in New York City (my own law […]

Toxics: Common Threads from Fracking to Pesticides

February 27th, 2011, 2 Comments

The New York Times published an impressive article on ‘fracking’ or the extraction of gas fuel from deep underground wells by “…injecting huge amounts of water, mixed with sand and chemicals, at high pressures to break up rock formations and release the gas.”. Entitled, “Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers” by Ian […]

The Morality of Legislation – Dear Senator Lautenberg

December 9th, 2010, No Comments

Dear Senator Lautenberg, As the most recent legislator to introduce a bill on “Toxics”, I have sent your office copies of the following correspondence because you and your colleagues in Washington need to know that we, the people, are unable to safe-guard our own health from one of the most common hazards around today—modern pesticides. […]

Veterans Continue to Lead by Example and Sacrifice: The ‘Invisible’ Injuries of the Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans

November 11th, 2010, No Comments

Pesticides. Yes, that is a recurring theme on this blog because, as even the CDC has remarked, pesticides are ubiquitous in our environment. There is no escaping exposures to these toxic chemicals despite the body of laws contained in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act ( FIFRA), supposedly governing their use. No one can […]

The Morality of Litigation Part III – Enforcing the Principles

October 27th, 2010, No Comments

MY CASE IN POINT My recent blog posts have all referred to issues of pesticide poisoning in my own, personal experience and from reports of other incidents in the schools. I have posted about the adverse effects of these chemicals in the community at large when used lawfully and unlawfully. Most recently, I noted the […]

Pesticides in Schools: My Testimony Before the New Hampshire Legislature

February 13th, 2010, 3 Comments

The New Hampshire legislative committee on the Environment and Agriculture held a hearing on 2/11/10 to discuss Bill #1456 presented by Representative Suzanne Smith. This bill proposed the creation of a committee to study the use of pesticides in the schools and other places where children congregate. Here is the text of my written testimony […]

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