It’s a Sick World and Getting Sicker: New Report From Top Researchers Shows Health Costs of Toxics Exposures Now Exceed 10% of Global GDP

 “For decades, pollution and its harmful effects on people’s health, the environment, and the planet have been neglected both by Governments and the international development agenda. Yet, pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world today...” The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, October 19, 2017   Graphic Credit: World … Continue reading It’s a Sick World and Getting Sicker: New Report From Top Researchers Shows Health Costs of Toxics Exposures Now Exceed 10% of Global GDP

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Can We Communicate with the Parallel Universe of Governments and Politicians Where Toxics Don’t Exist? – Introducing a 4-Part Mini-Series on Toxics, Policy, and Politics

  Living in the world of anti-toxics activism is akin to living in a parallel universe to the world of governments and politicians. In the anti-toxics universe you see the scope and scale of of the damage done by chemicals, reported by experts month after month, year after year, decade after devastating decade. You’re also … Continue reading Can We Communicate with the Parallel Universe of Governments and Politicians Where Toxics Don’t Exist? – Introducing a 4-Part Mini-Series on Toxics, Policy, and Politics

Hey Kids, Try This At Home! (Good News In Pesticide Restriction)

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)

Red alert on toxic chemicals from a new U.S. study: “Prevalence of medically diagnosed MCS has increased over 300% in the past decade.”

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.”

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

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

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

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

A must read on children’s health and the environment – Fall 2017

Read the report here. 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 … Continue reading A must read on children’s health and the environment – Fall 2017