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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #843: Expanding the Movement

Publication Date:

February 23, 2006


Health and Environmental Health: Expanding the Movement We "environmental health" activists could appeal to a larger segment of the public if we based our work on all three environments that determine human health: the natural, the built, and the social. Diane Wilson Released from Jail Diane Wilson, indomitable activist from Seadrift, Texas, and author of An Unreasonable Woman was released from jail Feb. 17. Now she can continue her quest to bring Dow Chemical to justice. The Weinberg Proposal Following up on last week's Rachel's #842, about corporate hired guns faking scientific studies -- here's a long expose by the American Chemical Society describing a hired-gun consulting firm called The Weinberg Group. New Thinking on Neurodevelopment About 17% of school-age children in the United States suffer from a disability that affects their behavior, memory, or ability to learn. And the incidence of these disorders is rising. What's that about? Why can't we do better by our kids?

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