Tag: Environment

Dear EPA…

March 9th, 2014, No Comments

This winter has been awful for record cold, snow falls and even Atlanta, Georgia has experienced two major ice storms this year. I was hoping to stay warm in the Hilton Head area of South Carolina, a great option for its environmentally friendly ways as home to sea turtles. In homage to those turtles, Hilton […]

What’s Current in Environmental Issues Today?

July 15th, 2013, No Comments

I’m nursing a back injury today but wanted to let readers know where you can find up to date news on environmental tragedies, crimes and potential upgrades in these areas of our universal interest. http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ I’ve been using this website for years to monitor important points in this increasingly dangerous world of pollution, largely preventable […]

WHEN IS ENOUGH ACTUALLY ENOUGH? ASBESTOS IN AMERICA

August 31st, 2010, No Comments

The Times-Dispatch in Virginia published an article by Jim Morris, an excellent journalist on environmental issues. It is terrifyingly titled, “US Asbestos Toll May Reach A Half Million Deaths”. Most of you likely think this substance has been banned by now. Many of us recall the scandal of so many military personnel exposed to it […]

A Nation of Patients

March 8th, 2010, 2 Comments

I’m convinced that failure to legislate access to health care for all Americans is a means of giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Where’s the Patriot Act when you really need it? Between 1956 and 1998, the conflict in Southeast Asia (Vietnam War for my fellow oldsters) caused the deaths of approximately 58,193 military personnel. […]

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 […]

Healthier Air Quality in Your Home – A Lifestyle Choice Indeed!

August 7th, 2009, No Comments

The American Medical Association informs us that our rates of poor health in this country are highly correlated with ‘life-style’. That message really refers to choices in diet, exercise and personal habits like drinking or smoking. Yet, that is just the tip of the iceberg if we really look at the science and listen to […]

Are You Green or Merely Chartreuse?

May 27th, 2009, No Comments

Okay. I’ll admit it. Most of the environmentally ‘friendly’ magazines and many advocates of green society make my flesh crawl. They don’t know of what they speak because ‘trade secrets’ remain secret. The advertising these days is about what you won’t find in a product. I took Grist magazine to task on this topic after […]

Fragranced Products: Truly a Surprise Package

July 6th, 2008, 1 Comment

This article was originally published in the trade journal, ‘Indoor Environment Connections’ but those archives are no longer available. Fragranced Products: Truly a Surprise Package By Barbara Rubin Public concern continues as more unwelcome ingredients, such as asbestos and lead in children‘s toys, are discovered in a variety of imported products. A longer-running dispute continues […]

The Human Genome was Not Designed with PCBs in Mind

March 14th, 2008, 4 Comments

Re; Kansas City Star article, “Independence District Flees ‘Sick Building…‘ by Mike Sherry (3/14/08) This article announces how a school was relocated so its building could be tested for an explanation of employee illnesses. Has anyone looked at student attendance records? I was poisoned in a school but have no notion of what, if any, […]

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