Thursday, May 31, 2012
"Researchers at the University of York headed a major international review aimed at enhancing efforts to better understand the impacts of chemicals used in pharmaceuticals or in personal care products, such as cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, deodorants and toothpastes (PPCPs), on the natural environment."
"Researchers Test 36 Food Samples, Detect Flame Retardant in 15"
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
"A dangerous chemical used in dry cleaning is being phased out in California, but state regulators say we may still have to live with a toxic legacy for years to come. In this Assignment 7 report we take a closer look at the problem leaching into soil and drinking water around the state."
"The spill and spread of industrial chemicals across the coastline of British Columbia is a possibility as slower-moving tsunami debris from Japan approaches the west coast, according to experts observing its movements.
The risk of chemical contamination is sizable, especially considering that many of the tsunami-affected areas on the Japanese coast were industrial and used many different types of toxic chemicals in manufacturing operations."
Gulf War illnesses are autoimmune illnesses caused by reactive oxygen species which were caused by nerve agent prophylaxis.
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Monday, May 28, 2012
"Higher levels of the potentially harmful plastic chemicals known as phthalates have been detected in the bodies of children from homes with PVC flooring."
Friday, May 25, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
American Academy of Environmental Medicine Calls for Immediate Caution regarding Smart Meter Installation
"The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has released its latest position paper on electromagnetic field (EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) health effects calling for immediate caution regarding smart meter installations. Citing several peer-reviewed scientific studies, the AAEM concludes that "significant harmful biological effects occur from non-thermal RF exposure" showing causality. "A more thorough review of technological options to achieve society's worthwhile communications and business objectives must be conducted to protect human health and wellbeing," stated Dr. William J. Rea, a member of the AAEM and former thoracic surgeon. "By continuing to layer more and more wireless communication within our communities, we are setting the stage for widespread disease.""
Key Words: multiple chemical sensitivity, chemical sensitivity, chemical sensitivities, multiple chemical sensitivities, MCS, EI, environmental illness, sick building syndrome, idiopathic environmental intolerance, fibromyalgia, chronic fatiuge, FM, CFS, mold illness, clinical ecology, alternative medicine, environmental medicine, neuropathy, encephalopathy, toxic, chemical
Practice Prevention Column on Electromagnetic Fields
EMF and RF Effects on Fertility and Reproduction
"Researchers have shown in mice how immune cells in the brain target and remove unused connections between brain cells during normal development. This research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, sheds light on how brain activity influences brain development, and highlights the newly found importance of the immune system in how the brain is wired, as well as how the brain forms new connections throughout life in response to change."
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
"The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the world. The toxic chemicals are present in nearly every home, packed into couches, chairs and many other products. Two powerful industries Big Tobacco and chemical manufacturers waged deceptive campaigns that led to the proliferation of these chemicals, which don't even work as promised."
"When endosulfan was first sprayed on cashew gardens in Dakshina Kannada district, not many knew that their lives would change forever. Today, villagers in the district are grappling with debilitating diseases."
"The World War II generation may have passed down to their grandchildren the effects of chemical exposure in the 1940s, possibly explaining current rates of obesity, autism and mental illness, according to one researcher.
David Crews, professor of psychology and zoology at the University of Texas at Austin, theorized that the rise in these diseases may be linked to environmental effects passed on through generations. His research showed that descendants of rats exposed to a crop fungicide were less sociable, more obese and more anxious than offspring of the unexposed. The results, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, are part of a growing field of study that suggests environmental damage to cells can cause inherited changes and susceptibility to disease. Crews said his findings are applicable to humans."
"Hundreds of moms, nurses and cancer survivors pushed strollers to the foot of the US Capitol Hill steps today to call for reform for toxic chemical exposure. The group rallied in support of Senator Frank Lautenberg's (D-NJ) Safe Chemicals Act, a bill to overhaul outdated laws governing toxic chemicals.
"It's shocking that toxic chemicals end up in everyday consumer products, and in our bodies, without anyone proving that they are safe," said Sen. Lautenberg. "The stroller brigade is carrying an important message to Congress that we're not going to stand by and let our kids continue to be exposed to chemicals that make them sick. Concerned moms are the best weapons we have in this fight. With their help, I will keep advancing the Safe Chemicals Act to reform our broken toxic chemical laws and provide a healthier future for our families.""
"The yards of all 50 homes tested near the Black Leaf industrial site in Louisville have been found to have elevated levels of toxic pollutants, including some known or suspected cancer agents, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed Monday. For nine of the homes, or nearly 20 percent, the concentrations were high enough to normally prompt a cleanup, said Art Smith, the on-scene coordinator for the EPA."
Childhood brain tumours and use of mobile phones: comparison of a case-control study with incidence data
Denis Aydin, Maria Feychting, Joachim Schuz and Martin Roosli
Environmental Health 2012, 11:35 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-11-35
"The World War II generation may have passed down to their grandchildren the effects of chemical exposure in the 1940s, possibly explaining current rates of obesity, autism and mental illness, according to one researcher.
David Crews, professor of psychology and zoology at the University of Texas at Austin, theorized that the rise in these diseases may be linked to environmental effects passed on through generations. His research showed that descendants of rats exposed to a crop fungicide were less sociable, more obese and more anxious than offspring of the unexposed."
Monday, May 21, 2012
"After buying a vehicle, do you attempt to maintain that precious new-car scent for as long as possible? If so, you might want to rethink your ways. Read on and you will know which cars have the best health and environmental ratings
According to the Ecology Center, a regional leader that works for a safe and healthy environment, new study shows that the "good smell" in most cars is actually the scent of toxic chemicals, such as PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and BFRs (brominated flame retardants). These chemicals can be found on the steering wheel, dashboard, armrests, and seats. They are also used to make plastics flexible and interiors fire-proof, and have been linked to numerous health problems including allergies, birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity, and cancer."
Thank you Carrie Johnston for your informative letter, "Chemical sensitivity man-made, debilitating," dated May 11.
My wife is a beautician, has been for almost 45 years. Because of that, however, she has developed asthma. She can no longer do perms, dyes or bleaches. She can only do haircuts now.
We went to an environmentalist specialist. He told us that she has asthma and fibromyalgia because of all the odors that she inhaled. She also has multiple sclerosis.
She is a very strong woman, and I am very proud of her for the way she deals with everything. When she comes in contact with someone with perfumes, colognes or hair sprays, she is affected by them. When we open our windows to get fresh air, we need to close them because of wood smoke from our neighbors. Tobacco, cleaners, deodorants, soaps, anything with an aroma, bothers her.
Now that we have been chemical-free in our home for so long, odors bother me as well. I instantly get headaches from aromas. It is pretty sad that even in hospitals, we come in contact with it.
When we are in church, we have to move when we notice an aroma.
People who use perfumes or colognes should use very little.
They should remember that not everyone may enjoy the scent and might have severe problems when they come near it.
Thanks again to Johnston for bringing this to everyone's attention. I was not aware that this was Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
"DISCO legend Donna Summer died yesterday of cancer feared to be triggered by toxic dust from the 9/11 attacks.
The I Feel Love singer, 63, was in New York when al-Qaeda destroyed the Twin Towers in 2001.
Bisphenol S, a New Bisphenol Analogue, in Paper Products and Currency Bills and its Association with Bisphenol A Residues.
Liao C, Liu F, Kannan K.
As the evidence of the toxic effects of bisphenol A (BPA) grows, its application in commercial products is gradually being replaced with other related compounds, such as bisphenol S (BPS). Nevertheless, very little is known about the occurrence of BPS in the environment. In this study, BPS was analyzed in 16 types of paper and paper products (n = 268), including thermal receipts, paper currencies, flyers, magazines, newspapers, food contact papers, airplane luggage tags, printing paper, kitchen rolls (i.e., paper towels), and toilet paper. All thermal receipt paper samples (n = 111) contained BPS at concentrations ranging from 0.0000138 to 22.0 mg/g (geometric mean: 0.181 mg/g). The overall mean concentrations of BPS in thermal receipt papers were similar to the concentrations reported earlier for BPA in the same set of samples. A significant negative correlation existed between BPS and BPA concentrations in thermal receipt paper samples (r = -0.55, p < 0.0001). BPS was detected in 87% of currency bill samples (n = 52) from 21 countries, at concentrations ranging from below the limit of quantification (LOQ) to 6.26 µg/g (geometric mean: 0.029 µg/g). BPS also was found in 14 other paper product types (n = 105), at concentrations ranging from <LOQ to 8.38 µg/g (geometric mean: 0.0036 µg/g; detection rate: 52%). The estimated daily intake (EDI) of BPS, through dermal absorption via handling of papers and currency bills, was estimated on the basis of concentrations and frequencies of the handling of papers by humans. The median and 95th percentile EDI values, respectively, were 4.18 and 11.0 ng/kg body weight (bw)/day for the general population and 312 and 821 ng/kg bw/day for occupationally-exposed individuals. Among the paper types analyzed, thermal receipt papers were found to be the major sources of human exposure to BPS (>88%). To our knowledge, this is the first report on the occurrence of BPS in paper products and currency bills.
Roberto Pasetto, Amerigo Zona, Roberta Pirastu, Achille Cernigliaro, Gabriella Dardanoni, Sebastiano Pollina Addario, Salvatore Scondotto and Pietro Comba. Environmental Health 2012, 11:34 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-11-34.
The area of Gela was included among the 57 Italian polluted sites of national interest for environmental remediation because of its widespread contamination from a petrochemical complex. The present study investigates mortality and morbidity of the cohort of Gela petrochemical workers with the aim of disentangling occupational from residential risk.
Mortality was assessed for 5,627 men hired from 1960, year of the plant start-up, to 1993; it was followed up for vital status in the period 1960-2002. Morbidity was analysed for 5,431 workers neither dead nor lost to follow-up from 1960 to 2001 and was based on Hospital Discharge Records in the period 2001-2006. The work experience was classified in terms of job categories such as blue collars, white collars, and both - workers who shifted from blue to white collar (95%) or vice versa. An ad hoc mobility model was applied to define qualitative categories of residence in Gela, as residents and commuters. Standardized Mortality Ratios (SMRs) and Mortality Rate Ratios (MRRs) were computed, the latter by using a Poisson regression model. Morbidity was analyzed in terms of Hospital Discharge Odds Ratios (HDORs) through a logistic regression model. While performing the internal comparisons, white collars was the reference category for the job analysis, and commuters was the reference category for the residential analysis.
In the light of epidemiological evidence about health risk from petrochemical industries in both occupational and environmental settings, and/or on the basis of information about occupational and residential contamination and health risk in the area of Gela, noteworthy results are shown for lung cancer [MRR: 2.11 (IC 90%; 0.96-4.63) in blue collars; 1.71 (1.09-2.69) in residents], respiratory diseases [HDOR: 2.0 (1.0-3.0) in blue collars; 1.4 (0.96-2.06) in residents] and genitourinary diseases [HDOR: 1.34 (1.06-1.68) in blue collars; 1.23 (1.04-1.45) in residents].
The results support a role of the exposures in the occupational and residential settings, the latter due to the local ascertained contamination, in affecting the workers' health. These results underline the urgent need of water, soil, air and food-chain monitoring programs, to discover active sources of exposure and consequently define public health interventions.
In honor of the region's first-ever fragrance-free day on Tuesday, Women for a Healthy Environment will host a free webinar on workplace policies and a community celebration in Market Square.
Women for a Healthy Environment is a coalition of women representing various sectors in the western Pennsylvania region who have a common interest in the link between health and the environment.
Tuesday's fragrance-free event is the first in the region."
Why Our World is Electropoluted - How Industry Suppresses - and Government Denies - the Overwhelming Evidence of Harm
"If something is invented by and for the military, it is certain to be effective and lethal. And industrial capitalists invariably view such military gizmos as having great profit potential particularly if they're re-packaged and promoted as beneficial to the public. Hence, the science behind atom bombs dropped on Japan in World War II led soon after to cancer radiation therapy and mammography two of the most lucrative practices in modern medicine. Similarly, biological warfare weapons such as DDT and chemotherapy proved to be enormously lucrative in their peace-time applications their deadly properties being undiminished despite re-packaging. Originally, the military objected to the declassification of both, but industry interests prevailed.
Today, it's World War II radar technology that has been harnessed to create a near universal addiction and worldwide dependence on telecommunications. Anything that facilitates and enhances the human ability to communicate plugs into a powerful primal urge.
We can say no to radiation and chemotherapy, and we can do perfectly well without pesticides but we cannot do without telephones, the internet, or electricity. Millions of people use cell phones as if they were an indispensable body part; thousands of households use microwave ovens daily, unaware that they are ruining the nutrients in their food; well-meaning parents irradiate their infants with baby monitors; and most of us are zapped continuously by smart meters. All things wireless have taken the world by storm, supposedly serving progress."
Friday, May 18, 2012
Mei N, Zhang Y, Chen Y, Guo X, Ding W, Ali SF, Biris AS, Rice P, Moore MM, Chen T.
Environ Mol Mutagen. 2012 May 10. doi: 10.1002/em.21698. [Epub ahead of print]
Division of Genetic and Molecular Toxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, Arkansas.
Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) have increasingly been used for coatings on various textiles and certain implants, for the treatment of wounds and burns, as a water disinfectant, and in air-freshener sprays. The wide use of Ag-NPs may have potential human health impacts. In this study, the mutagenicity of 5-nm Ag-NPs was evaluated in the mouse lymphoma assay system, and modes of action were assessed using standard alkaline and enzyme-modified Comet assays and gene expression analysis. Treatments of L5178Y/Tk(+/-) mouse lymphoma cells with 5-nm uncoated Ag-NPs resulted in a significant yield of mutants at doses between 3 and 6 μg/mL; the upper range was limited by toxicity. Loss of heterozygosity analysis of the Tk mutants revealed that treatments with uncoated Ag-NPs induced mainly chromosomal alterations spanning less than 34 megabase pairs on chromosome 11. Although no significant induction of DNA damage in Ag-NP-treated mouse lymphoma cells was observed in the standard Comet assay, the Ag-NP treatments induced a dose-responsive increase in oxidative DNA damage in the enzyme-modified Comet assay in which oxidative lesion-specific endonucleases were added. Gene expression analysis using an oxidative stress and antioxidant defense polymerase chain reaction (PCR) array showed that the expressions of 17 of the 59 genes on the arrays were altered in the cells treated with Ag-NPs. These genes are involved in production of reactive oxygen species, oxidative stress response, antioxidants, oxygen transporters, and DNA repair. These results suggest that 5 nm Ag-NPs are mutagenic in mouse lymphoma cells due to induction of oxidative stress by the Ag-NPs.
"New evidence has emerged that suggests chemicals routinely found in the environment could be damaging fertility in some men. Researchers tested sheep that had been exposed to chemicals such as cosmetics, detergents and pollutants. They found "abnormalities that could result in low sperm counts in 42% of the animals"."
"IT WAS once a staple of the lunchbox but the humble peanut butter sandwich is increasingly being shunned from school lunches as the number of children, especially preschoolers, with allergies continues to rise significantly."
Uncoupling Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Is Ameliorated by Green Tea in Experimental Diabetes Mellitus by Re-Establishing Tetrahydrobiopterin Levels.
Faria AM, Papadimitriou A, Silva KC, Lopes de Faria JM, Lopes de Faria JB.
Diabetes. 2012 May 14. [Epub ahead of print]
Renal Pathophysiology Laboratory, Investigation on Diabetes Complications, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
The current study investigated the potential of green tea (GT) to improve uncoupling of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in diabetic conditions. In rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus, nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability was reduced by uncoupling eNOS, characterized by a reduction in tetrahydrobiopterin (BH(4)) levels and a decrease in the eNOS dimer-to-monomer ratio. GT treatment ameliorated these abnormalities. Moreover, immortalized human mesangial cells (ihMCs) exposed to high glucose (HG) levels exhibited a rise in reactive oxygen species (ROS) and a decline in NO levels, which were reversed with GT. BH(4) and the activity of guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase I decreased in ihMCs exposed to HG and was normalized by GT. Exogenous administration of BH(4) in ihMCs reversed the HG-induced rise in ROS and the decline in NO production. However, coadministration of GT with BH(4) did not result in a further reduction in ROS production, suggesting that reduced ROS with GT was indeed secondary to uncoupled eNOS. In summary, GT reversed the diabetes-induced reduction of BH(4) levels, ameliorating uncoupling eNOS, and thus increasing NO bioavailability and reducing oxidative stress, two abnormalities that are involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
"An anti-fracking crowd gathered Tuesday night in Albany, N.Y., for a benefit concert that included actors Mark Ruffalo and Melissa Leo and musician Natalie Merchant.
Somebody mentioned that Vermont was about to become the first state in the nation to ban the practice of extracting natural gas from shale. "The place exploded," said Chris Tate, an activist from Hector, N.Y., who was there."
"Addressing the environmental health aspects of how we live, eat, work, play, and socialize throughout life, and how we can transform our environments to promote health and prevent disease. June 7 8, 2012."
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
"Athletic, active teenage girls who excel in school are not who you would expect to fall victim to a debilitating and difficult to diagnose illness. But it is happening to a group of mostly girls, on the north side of San Antonio.
Most of them live along the I-10 West corridor between Camp Bullis all the way up to Boerne.
"She never had headaches. She was never sick or went to the doctor," said a local mother who prefers not to be identified because of the stigma attached to her daughter's rare disease. "In April 2009 she started having severe migraines," said the woman who we'll call "Cindy." She is the mother of a 15-year-old girl with neuroimmune syndrome."
"RAF veteran Mike Sutherland was once a "party animal".
But at 49, he has been forced to quit his £55,000 a year job, has arthritis and his life is plagued by depression and chronic fatigue.
Mr Sutherland says he is just one of thousands of military veterans whose lives have been stolen by Gulf War Syndrome, and today he spoke out to raise awareness of the condition.
He is part of a group of veterans attempting to force the Ministry of Defence to release documents that could explain what caused the condition and give the support he says the Government has a moral responsibility to provide.
"None of us are chasing this for money, we just want recognition and help," said Mr Sutherland, from the home in Drum Brae he shares with wife Fiona and 18-year-old daughter Faye.
Mr Sutherland joined the RAF in 1980, and was deployed to the first Gulf War to serve as an electronic warfare expert in Bahrain. In January 1991 he was given 11 injections to immunise him against possible biological weapon attacks from Saddam Hussein's forces. "
A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: a cross-sectional study
Michael D Keall, Julian Crane, Michael G Baker, Kristin Wickens, Philippa Howden-Chapman and Malcolm Cunningham
Environmental Health 2012, 11:33 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-11-33
Published: 14 May 2012
Damp and mould in homes have been established as risk factors for respiratory health. There is a need for a relatively straightforward assessment of the home that quantifies this risk.
Using data from 891 New Zealand houses, the utility of a Respiratory Hazard Index quantifying key attributes related to damp and mould was tested by studying its associations with self-reported respiratory symptoms.
A dose-response relationship was found whereby each unit increase in the Respiratory Hazard Index was associated with an 11% increase in the odds of at least one episode of wheezing/whistling in the chest over the last 12 months (relative odds of 1.11 with a 95% CI 1.04%-1.20%). An 11% increase in the odds of an asthma attack over the last 12 months was estimated (relative odds of 1.11 with a 95% CI 1.01%-1.22%). These estimates were adjusted for household crowding levels, age, sex and smoking status. There was suggestive evidence of more steeply increasing odds of respiratory symptoms with increasing levels of the Respiratory Hazard Index for children aged under 7. In the worst performing houses according to the Index, a 33% reduction in the number of people experiencing respiratory symptoms (relative risk 0.67 with 95% CI 0.53 to 0.85) could be expected if people were housed in the best performing houses.
This study showed that increased evidence of housing conditions supporting dampness and mould was associated with increased odds of respiratory symptoms. A valid housing assessment tool can provide a rational basis for investment in improved housing quality to improve respiratory health.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
"Health Ministry decides to reduce the number of pesticides permitted for use after studies show extended exposure causes neurological damage."
Confusion exists over which agency oversees contaminated site.
"Sitting at the kitchen table with his wife, Carole, Mervin Klees recalled showing up to work at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train shops outside West Burlington.
He and his coworkers would file into the massive locomotive repair building early in the morning, where the maintenance crew sometimes had re-fitted the pipes in the ceiling the night before. To get to the pipes, workers would have to cut through the asbestos insulation.
Klees remembers how particles of the stuff would float in the air, covering the floor and equipment in the shop with a soft white carpet.
"Like snow. You'd have to brush it off, like this," Klees said, waving his hand in front of his face."
"Women exposed to low levels of cadmium in their food have changes in DNA markers that alter gene regulation and increase their cancer risk. This study for the first time suggests that cadmium may be turning genes on or off in a way that triggers disease."
"Saturday is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day International.
If you are not familiar with the condition, fibromyalgia is most commonly characterized by chronic and wide-spread pain.
It affects about 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3.6 percent of the global population."
"It is time to add May 12th to our list of dates worth commemorating especially for 1 million in the United States who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis."
Sunday, May 13, 2012
"GULF War veterans claim they were used as human guinea pigs on the battlefield and now they believe they have the classified documents to prove it.
Dave Sephton, of Bradeley, was one of thousands of soldiers who claim they returned from the 1991 conflict a changed man.
The 50-year-old, who served as a lance corporal with the Queen's Royal Lancers for a decade, now suffers from a range of different medical complaints including post traumatic stress, extreme fatigue, gut pain and hormone deficiencies.
The conditions all fall under the umbrella term 'Gulf War Syndrome'."
USPS won't investigate an Orlando toxic spill involving a package from Yemen.
"Paz Oquendo, a worker at the U.S. Postal Service's Orlando sorting facility, smelled the noxious odor first. It was Feb. 4, 2011, and the foul stench was coming from one of the large mailbags hanging near the package-conveyor belts."
"May 12 is recognized as National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Joanna Tarley of Worthington wants others to be aware of a syndrome they can't see--a syndrome she battles everyday."
She dispenses hugs and kisses as her children head off to school, makes her weekly grocery list, pays the bills, buys gifts for upcoming birthday parties and baby showers and organizes a fundraiser to send her daughter to Europe for a student leader ambassador program.
It's the kind of routine that's all too familiar to most busy moms.
But Malott's itinerary is all the more remarkable in light of the fact that she is largely homebound, debilitated by chronic fatigue syndrome."
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Aurora Canada proclaims May 12, 2012 as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Day
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
"When David Taylor's wife began spraying perfume and air fresheners around their house, he called 911.
"I need an officer at my house," Taylor told the 911 dispatcher on April 4. "It's a domestic problem. My wife is trying to hurt me. I'm chemically sensitive and she's spraying perfume around the house and whatnot and it's gonna hurt me," he said.
After Taylor's claim his wife Lynda had tried to kill him, she was later arrested on a felony charge of aggravated battery."
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Amish farm kids remarkably immune to allergies: study
"(Reuters Health) - Amish children raised on rural farms in northern Indiana suffer from asthma and allergies less often even than Swiss farm kids, a group known to be relatively free from allergies, according to a new study.
"The rates are very, very low," said Dr. Mark Holbreich, the study's lead author. "So there's something that we feel is even more protective in the Amish" than in European farming communities."
"Health care services in southeastern Louisiana will get a major share of the $104 million in grant money included in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement, according to papers filed in federal court on Thursday. The grants, expected to cover five years of services, include $50 million for a Primary Care Capacity Project to expand and improve access to health care in underserved coastal communities, $36 million for behavioral and mental health needs, and $4 million to train community health workers. Another $15 million will be used to expand environmental health expertise and literacy."
"Science has confirmed that the trusty mobile gadget - which now comes as a smartphone or feature phone - emits radiation, ramping up fears that humans may indeed develop brain cancer from excessive use of the ubiquitous device.
In May 2011, the World Health Organisation (WHO) listed cell phones as likely contributors to brain cancer, specifically glioma and acoustic neuroma brain conditions."
"The World Health Organization (WHO) has prepared a draft background document proposing content and focus for the development of Guidelines to "Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials" (WHO/NANOH) reported on in the March, 2011 issue of the Collaborating Centre Connection newsletter (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ccc/CCCnewsV2N2.html#4). This background document, as an initial step towards the development of these Guidelines, will be used by the Guideline Development Group to identify key questions to be addressed. In order to ensure transparency and broad stakeholder participation throughout the process of guideline development, WHO posted the background document and the peer-review comments on the project web-site at: http://www.who.int/occupational_health/topics/nanotechnologies/en/. The public was invited to send comments on this background document through March 31, 2012."
Nowhere to run, Nowhere to hide
"Environmental Sensitivities is a painful, chronic, multi-system condition and can develop in people of all ages, often following either a single massive exposure or repeated low level exposures to chemicals commonly released into the environment."
Sunday, May 6, 2012
NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR RECOGNITION for (MCS) AND (EHS)
As a result of the campaign initiated by the WHO as of May 12, 2011, Together with associations of patients, Group of experts, doctors, scientists and health professionals CONTINUE CAMPAIGN for INCLUSION in classification of diseases WHO - ICD-11 Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and the electro-hypersensitivity (EHS)
It is inexcusable and mandatory inclusion of these severe diseases in the WHO International Classification of the ICD-11 which is under development, which all European countries recognize these conditions:
- That those affected by MCS and EHS risk groups vulnerable to the problems of exposure to environmental pollution and electromagnetic waves.
- These diseases are no longer isolated cases into a tangible threat to human health.
MCS is recognized in Germany, Austria, France and Luxembourg. Not in the other member countries of the European Community, which is discriminatory for the sick and suffering from other countries.
The EHS is recognized as a disability in Sweden.
People with the European Community have joined this initiative to the European Parliament and MEPs to support the campaign presented "One Code 4 MCS-4 EHS". Of a total of 755 MEPs must obtain the approval of the majority ie 378 signatories to the Written Declaration is approved by Parliament.
Please give maximum publicity among political groups, given the lack of protection of persons suffering from these diseases
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