Tag: indoor air quality


July 24th, 2017, No Comments

I’m holding the United States Constitution hostage inside American bookstores until you meet a few simple demands. When you look at the shelves where those are located, hear these words in your ears. Born in Washington Heights, N.Y., my grandparents and parents showed the youngest daughter of the house the great potential to be nurtured […]

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 […]

Carbon Monoxide: It’s Not Just at Home

January 7th, 2012, No Comments

It’s winter and we’re all hearing from the media about being careful with our indoor fuels. People die from carbon monoxide poisoning, an odorless and colorless gas produced from the incomplete combustion of fuels. My introduction to this issue was back when I was in college and an employer died from failing to turn off […]

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 Whistle-blower Express: Calling Lisa Jackson!

October 17th, 2010, No Comments

Administrator Lisa Jackson is one of the busiest people in America. Her recent appointment to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is of enormous importance to citizens throughout the world. Not since Carol Browner’s tenure in the Clinton White House, have we seen anyone as committed to the reduction of toxic substances in our personal […]

Public, Meet “Sound Science” and get the facts about Second Hand Smoke

June 22nd, 2010, No Comments

The current New England Journal of Medicine (June 17, 2010; No. 24V.362:2319-2325) has an important article offered as free full text to online readers entitled, “Regulation of Smoking in Public Housing” (Winnikoff, Gottlieb and Mello). The introduction summarizes how the regulation of smoking in public and workplaces has led to very significant improvements in public […]


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