It’s important to remember - and I need to remind myself every day - that though there are many bleak stories out there, there are also a lot of good ones. Today, I want to share a few of these and suggest, too, that if you’re looking for ways to bring about major reductions in … Continue reading Hey Kids, Try This At Home! (Good News In Pesticide Restriction)
This news just in from distinguished environmental scientist Anne Steinemann: 12.8% of Americans in 2016 reported medically-diagnosed MCS, up 300% in ten years; and 25.9% report chemical sensitivity overall. (Compare to 9.4% of Americans with diabetes) This proves once and for all that MCS by whatever name is NOT a rare condition - as is … Continue reading Red alert on toxic chemicals from a new U.S. study: “Prevalence of medically diagnosed MCS has increased over 300% in the past decade.”
Hundreds of thousands are sick - and after 33 years, Ontario government again declines to implement basic measures of care “These three environmental health conditions typically have a devastating impact on the individuals affected. Unfortunately, our health care system too often has not helped them to the extent they need. The report of the … Continue reading Ontario’s Task Force Releases its Phase 1 Recommendations to help people suffering from chemical sensitivity but health ministry abdicates again. Here’s a new take on that report.
OKAY, FIRST, THE GOOD NEWS… Before we spend a little time considering the fate of everything - which does, indeed, rest on the health of our threatened oceans - let’s take a moment to acknowledge some of the important victories of 2017. Topping the list: despite the pro-carbon regression of the Trump administration, sustainable energy … Continue reading Make this your New Years Resolution: POLITICIZE POLLUTION! Read about Victories in 2017 & Challenges Ahead: “We’re facing an ocean Armageddon” – U.N. Environment Chief, Nairobi, December 2017.
Lewis Black is a comic who is famous for his political rants. During one diatribe on the subject of those who deny evolution, he has said, “I have just three words for creationists: fossils, fossils, fossils!” Well, I have just three words for those who deny that the saturation of our indoor and outdoor environments … Continue reading A must read on children’s health and the environment – Fall 2017