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June 2011 Environmental Working Group just produced its latest list of Dirty Dozen (most pesticide-laden foods). Sadly apples, otherwise such a good fruit, is now on the list. So is cilantro an herb that helps our bodies detox from heavy metals. In fact 33 unapproved chemicals were found on the samples they checked! Here's the link: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/list/

May 2010 The President's Cancer Panel recently produced a report on the environment and FINALLYstated that "The true burden of environmentally induced cancers has been grossly underestimated". They commented on the fact that research is done on one animal (usually a mouse) using one harsh chemical, ONE time. Nothing that has any relationship to the reality of our lives in these polluted times. See more below - right side.

Are you chemically sensitive? A growing number of people are. Here's a terrific website we just found. Planet Thrive Will open as a new page.

April 2009

The Community Foundation of Palm Beach County (where we are headquartered), just awarded us Honorable Mention at their Non Profits Going Green luncheon as the Most Green with the Least Green!

We are thrilled and proud, and of course anyone who wants to donate so we have more green in the form of dollars, is most welcome to!

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August 2008

Safely dispose of unwanted drugs:

http://www.teleosis.org/gpp-program.php

When science looks at a subject, it can only do so in the way it currently knows how to. Studies in science are built upon that which came before. ( Somewhat like case law).

So when an advocate speaks to a scientist about an environmental issue, she or he might be told "that has not been shown" or "there is no evidence". Actually that is a kind of shorthand for WE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO LOOK FOR THAT INFORMATION (YET). But the media and the general population do not hear the subtext-they just hear, it doesn't exist or no evidence. It is the job of an advocate to translate and push for new ideas.

For a long time, scientists have been giving animals one jolt of one toxic substance and then seeing how the animal fares. This IN NO WAY duplicates the life experience of a human with multiple exposures to pollution, pesticides, plastics and more every day and all together. So the basic premise of research in this area is faulty.

Recently the Environmental Protection Agency has begun to suggest guidelines for studying interactions and synergistic response. Some years ago the agency recognized that children were getting disproportionate exposures since they are smaller, have faster growing bodies and get the same chemicals at the same doses as adults. In fact, two chemicals were just slated to be taken off the market due to their damage to children 7/99).

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences website is http://www.niehs.nih.gov/. Here you will find information about studies, meetings, community outreach and more.

It is said that one out of every two American men will develop cancer in their lifetime and one out of every three women. What can the future hold? We must fight back.

Lots of groups are fighting for a cleaner environment. It can seem like a huge problem with no obvious solutions. But none of us can afford to ignore it.

Pick your issue, join with a group of likeminded individuals, there are many organizations at work already. Get involved. Think Globally, Act Locally. It works for us.


Genetic Engineering/Modification

A good reason to demand and eat organic food

July 10, 2001 New Scientist
Agricultural Secretary Glickman speaks
Difficult to Contain Altered Genes
Roundup Ready Soybeans
Letter to NAH CSPI & Response
Weedy Oilseed Rape Plants Often GM in Canada
The Fake Persuaders
Interview w/Carlo Leifert - Left UK GM Science Review Panel
GM Cotton Damaging to China's Environment
PRESS RELEASE on GMO's in Europe
GM DNA in Human Gut Underestimated
Seeds of Doubt: Soil Association UK
Interesting Correspondence w/Rhio
Monsanto, FDA. US Govt: Connections
Oh NO, Meat/Milk:Cloned Animals?
UK Report: GM Hurts Wildlife
Monsanto Drops Plans For GM Wheat
Severe stunting, deaths and sterility in the progeny of rats
About the President's Cancer Panel take on Environment

http://www.environmentalhealthtrust.org/content/presidents-cancer-panel

Household Air/Chemical Prods

How to substitute safer alternatives, books to read too

Plastic Containers
Greenpeace Canada's Guide to Tissue/TP Brands MUST SEE
Plastics exposure/puberty
Alternatives to Pesticides
DEET Alert
Radon & Radiation
Bad Ingredient in Some Oral Products
Homemade Laundry Detergent
Indoor Air & Pollution
Non-Polluting Paint for the Pentagon
Hair Dye
Companies Pollute/Produce Drugs
Make-Up and Cancer
Bacteria & Pine Cleaners
Body Burden Studies
Living Safely in a Polluted World
Systemic Absorption:Topical Sunscrn
Toxic Products in the Home: Mislabeled
Melamine & Formaldehyde From Food Contact Articles
Cancer Study: Hazards of Indoor Air - NY & LA Teens
Non Toxic Products for the Home/Body
Agricultural & Health Studies

NCI/NIEHS/EPA on farmworkers and their families

Growing Roses w/o Chemicals
Farming Women w/o Pesticide Exposure & Breast Cancer
Low Tech Methods:African Soil
Floriculture: Pesticides & Worker Health
Cattle Growth Hormone & Breast Cancer
Herbicide Mixture Very Toxic in Pregnancy (Mice)
Prostate Ca Risk in CA Farm Workers
Vinegar: Cheap & Env Friendly Pesticide
Lymphoma in Children of Pesticide Applicators
Sulphur Dioxide Harms Wheat: Archival Evidence
Biofumigation Techniques as Pesticide Alternatives
Amount of Herbicides Use on GE crops INCREASED
Hormonally Active Agents

Pesticides and chemicals=CANCER RISKS Heavy metals too

Atrazine
Environmental Contaminants Linked to Cancer
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Children
Persistent Organic Pollutants in Our Diet
Combined Exposure to Organochlorines
Pesticides/Herbicides/Chem & Breast Ca
Janette Sherman's Book/Environ/Bca
Agent Orange Update
New Study on Arsenic In Water: Big Risk
PCB Contamination Favors Fathering Sons
Pesticides & Mortality
Genes & Organophosphate Exposure
Fungicide and Immune Damage
Pollutants Mature Sperm Too Soon
Monsanto's Roundup: More Toxic Than Assumed
How to Keep Cockroaches Away

Catnip has a surprising property

Glucosinolate Research-Natural Pest Control
Campaign for Food Safety

LINK to Lobbying, advocacy, education, a membership organization

Health Care Without Harm

The issues and a link

Plastic Use w/Nutritional IVs
Phthalate Tubing w/Newborns
Hospitals Use TOXIC Pesticides
Safer Alternatives to Burning Medical Waste: Illinois
Chemical in Medical Plastics Hard on Heart
Microwave News

Authoritative scientific publication discusses EMF etc. A Link

Chemical Residue Found in Our Bodies

CDC,March 2001

Drug Residue Contaminates Streams
Lymphocytes Assess Exposure to Toxic Drugs
Phorate Degrades in Water (Highly Toxic)
Contaminated Drinking Water & Risk Bca
Aneuploidy-inducing Activity of Alachlor & Dichlorvos
Evironmental Research Foundation

News & resources for environmental justice, a link

Pesticide Residue in Foods

U.S. Government looks at pesticide residues, 2/99

Bacteria Thrives in Pesticide Environment
Environment & Contaminants in Food Systems
German Study:Pesticide Use Reduction
Gerber Has Peach Suppliers Use LESS Organophoshates
Ann Fonfa's Letter to EPA on Human Subjects/ Pesticide Testing
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Asthmatics Exposed to Pesticides
Pesticide Residues Survey in Citrus Fruits
Genotoxicity of Extracts pesticide-treated vegetables & grapes
Monsanto

About Monstanto, products, policies and some links mostly critical but one from Monsanto's Agricultural arm

Fact sheets

Environmental risks from Cornell University

The Precautionary Principle

An explanation from Sharon Koshar, PP Project Organizer, MA Breast Cancer Coalition

Two Resources for Information on Precautionary Principle
Nuclear, Chemical & Asbestos Wastes Make Cancer #1 KILLER
A Voice of Reason
EarthSave Canada

LINK to Advocacy organization in Canada

Rachel's Friends

LINK to Education about toxins, etc. and incidence of bca Environmental issues

Workers-Higher Risk

Studies of cancer risks

Thyroid Ca/Radiation in Workplace
Brain Cancer Higher in Some Occupations
British Policewomen, Bca & a Mobile Radio
Women Who Work Predominantly at Night: Bca Risk
Exposure to Gasoline/Diesel
Peripheral Nerve Dysfctn & Organophosphonates
Dye-workers/ Risk of Bladder Ca (Long Term Risk)
Chronic Low-Level Radiation & Chromosomal Changes
Confounders in Planning Study:Magnetic Fields
Female Flight Attendants and Risk of Bca
Pratt & Whitney Workers & Brain Ca
Advocates/Labor Unions Want Less Chemical Exposure
Painting Trades Increase Risk of Cancer
More Pain/Lethargy w/Computer Screens
Leukemia and Agent Orange
Official Inquiry Finds NO LINK-Read This
Occupational Exposures & Various Cancers:Finland
Benzes Causes Lowered Blood Cell Counts at Low Levels
Female Auto Assembly Line Workers & BCa
Rice Yield Enhanced

In China 9/00

Poor Farmers Benefit Most From Going Organic
Plant Breeding-Golden Rice
Organic Rice-also Controls Malaria & More
Books: Environmental Issues

A list and where to order

BOOK: Life's Delicate Balance
Pathways to Prevention...Toward Reducing Risk of Breast Cancer
Evil Genius in the Garden of Eden
Cancer-Gate
Various Methods to REMOVE Pollutants

ArcaMax Science News, May 16, 2001

Bacteria-based Pollution Testing
Bacteria & Poisonous Organophosphates
Biological Catalysts Clean Industrial Solvents
Process Eliminates Solvents
Membrane Purifies Water
Fluorescence Finds Pollutants in Water
Chemical & Sunlight Destroys Pollutants
Engineered Organism Removes Arsenic
Sugar Makes Plastics Biodegradable
Pseudomonas putida Cleans Organic Pollutants in Soil
Underground Contaminants Found More Easily
Magentic Bacteria Cuts Sewage Sludge
Plants to Clean Heavy Metal Contamination Sites
Bamboo Cleans Urban Soil
Pteris vittata (FERN) Sucks Arsenic Out of Water
Micro-Chem Lab Can Detect Virus/Bacteria (in Water)
Folic acid supplementation lowers blood arsenic
Fungi Transforms Depleted Uranium
Cancer Prevention Coalition

LINK to Prevention, environmental activism and more (Sam Epstein's group)

Cell phone Health Risks & WHO

Reuters Health on World Health Organization's report, 9/01

Mobile Phone Safety
Cell Phone & Children
Mobile Phone Radiation Harms DNA
EMF-Magnetic Fields

Epidemiology, 11/01

Mag Field Expos& Cell Prolif/Melatonin
Residential Magnetic Fields & Risk of Bca
Low Frequency Emission
Testicular Ca & EMF (Germany)
Power Lines on Long Island: No Evidence Found
Soot Hurts Lungs Like Smoking

Am J Respiratory & Critical Care Med 12/01

LA Air Pollution Doubles Chance of Ca
Air Pollution LINKED to Lung Cancer
Diesel Fuel And Natural Defenses
AuraHome: the Therapeutic Air Cleaner
Linked: Emissions & Cancer-NJ

Childhood Leukemia Risks

Downplaying Environmental Factors?
Association: Residential Area & Bca Incidence
Carbon Trading Deals
Trees/Tungsten & Childhood Leukemia Clusters
New Car Smells Are Toxic

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization 12/01

New Car Smell
School Env Protection Act Killed

12/20/01 AlterNet.org

Overuse of Medical X-rays

Committe for Nuclear Responsibility, Inc.

Breast Cancer Action

San Francisco-based advocacy strong perspectives, environmentally active-takes no money from pharmaceutical companies

Military Personnel & Cancer

Reuters Health, 1/09/02 Frankfurt

Increased Risk of Leukemia:Nuclear Workers UK
Agent Orange:Increased Prostate/Melanoma Risks
American Female Army Troops at Risk for BCa
Cancer-causing Chemical in Water at Camp LeJeune
Environmental Advocates of NY

LINK-protecting NY's community, people, land & wildlife

Most U.S. Exposed to Fallout: 1951 on

3/1/02 New York Times News Service

Radon Not Assoc w/More Childhood CA
Recycling radioactive 'junk'
U.S. Armed Forces Exposed to More Rx
Plutonium Cancer risk 10X HIGHER Than Thought
Devra Lee Davis Talk Summarized

Tuesday May 12, Kingston May 15, NYC

"When Smoke Ran Like Water:Tales of Environmental Deception..."
Toxic Chemicals Risk to 2/3 of All Americans

Environmental Protection Agency, 6/02 Study

Body Burden Studies
Toxic fumes & Pregnant Women: Increasing Child's Risk
FDA Says Canned Light Tuna LESS Mercury
Caffeine Controls Snails & Slugs

Nature, 6/02

Using Fewer Animals/More Human Tests

February 2002 Press Release

Habitats Value Greater if Untouched

Nature News, 8/02

Many Plants' Species Close to Extinction
Roads Bring Non-native Plants to Wilderness Areas
Healthy Communications

LINK to site Health information/Environmental issues, Art

UCLA to Study Environmental Causes of Cancer

Science Daily, 3/13/03

Information on Brain Tumors & Aspartame

LINK to interesting site with information

A Voice From Ethiopa, on Pollution

Almaz Mequanint, 6/03 email received

Cadmium Mimics Estrogen-CANCER RISK

Nature, 8/03

Straus Family Dairy Generates Own Electricity

LINK to article from SF Chronicle. Farm uses own manure to generate electricity.

No More Breast Cancer - UK

LINK to Environmental Issues site in UK

Environmental Issues w/Bca

Int J Cancer, Feb 2001

Mix of 4 Organochlorines Can Affect Human Bca Cells
Combined Exposure to Organochlorines
Pesticides/Herbicides/Chem & Breast Ca
Women Who Work Predominantly at Night: Bca Risk
Link: Birthplace/Residence at Menarche
Electric Bedding Devices/Risk of BCa:Afri-Am Women
Early Environmental Exposures & Breast Cancer
Why are early maturing girls less active?
Bisphenol A Linked to Chemotherapy Resistance
Irradiated Foods

Research references provided by Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola Collected Comments From Experts
Preventing Pathogenic Food Poisoning: Sanitation NOT Irradiation
Food Irridation News Update
EarthSave International

LINK to group 'promoting a shift toward a healthy plant-based diet'

Deidre Imus Environmental Ctr for Pediatric Oncology

LINK to group w/mission "to identify, control & ultimately prevent exposures to environmental factors that may cause adult, and especially pediatric cancer, as well as other health problems with our children.

GROW and MAKE

LINK: "founded in 2008 in Portland, Oregon (a hub of sustainable living) by Will Johnston & Clay Anderson who were seeking more practical & informed ways to live sustainably".

"The founders of Grow and Make set out based on the premise that for greater adoption of sustainable living practices to take place, consumers need insight into what makes a product truly sustainable. From the manufacturing process & delivery to your door step, to the expected life-span & recyclability we help consumers to make decisions which are of greater value & more environmentally sound . We also set out to make living sustainably a more practical, convenient & accessible prospect for the average individual, family or business".


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