Posts Tagged Public Health
Read this: There is “a major new report on how manmade global warming is making Americans sicker—and it’s only going to get worse”. The report, released by the Obama administration, involved hundreds of experts in various fields, covering several years. The detached consensus is that “as the climate continues to change, the risks to human health will grow, exacerbating existing health threats and creating new public health challenges, and impacting more people in more places” and “every American is vulnerable”. In typical neoliberal fashion, all sense of urgency seems to have been well contained.
The article linked below from salon.com, by Reynard Loki, lists 9 ways that Climate Change will affect human health. Each area is dealt with in expanded detail along with external links. Read the rest of this entry »
|California Water||Read this: “About 20 percent of the groundwater that Californians rely on to keep their taps flowing carries high concentrations of contaminants like arsenic, uranium, and nitrate.” How’s that for a shocker? A “ten-year US Geological Survey study of 11,000 public-water wells across the state” The findings were not reassuring as “naturally occurring trace elements like arsenic, manganese, and uranium turned up at high levels much more commonly than did agriculture-related chemicals like nitrate.” As you would expect, different areas within California have different problems, but high readings of chemicals such as these are very disturbing. Read this short article by Tom Philpott of Mother Jones to get more details.http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/07/california-groundwater-not-just-vanishing-also-widely-contaminated|
Watch this and become angry: The chemical company Monsanto is actively spreading (legally forcing) the use of its’ favorite chemical glyphosate everywhere it can. In an article on http://www.addictinginfo.org/ by Jameson Parker, reports that Monsanto “recently made headlines once again when a World Health Organization report found that the ingredient glyphosate was likely posing considerable risk to people.” The legal methods by which it is able to force itself on people in the United States is unbelievable, but what it is able to do in less developed countries should make us all outraged. This film gives you an overall feel for legal corporate monstrosities running amuck worldwide. Watch and listen to experts in many fields who have been fighting Monsanto and other companies often to their own dismay.