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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #842 -- Can Regulation Succeed?

Publication Date:

February 16, 2006

Abstract:

The story of Erin Brockovich centered around chromium pollution, and it seemed to tell of a great victory for people who had been harmed. But underneath that story lies a deeper tale of the systematic corruption of science for the purpose of undermining the U.S. system of chemical regulation...

Rachels Democracy & Health News #833

Publication Date:

December 15, 2005

Abstract:

{*} AP: MORE BLACKS LIVE WITH POLLUTION {*} THE 14 'MOST WANTED' CORPORATE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS OF 2005 {*} $20B IN DOUBT FOR GREAT LAKES FIX {*} WORLD HEALTH BODY LINKS ECOSYSTEM INJURY TO HUMAN HEALTH PROBLEMS {*} 'CLEAN COAL' DIRTY, GROUPS SAY...

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Fish [are] 'capable of feeling pain'

Authors:

Randerson, James

Publication Date:

April 30, 2003

Abstract:

Reports scientific studies showing that fish have pain receptors in their mouths and that they are capable of feeling pain or 'prolonged discomfort' when hooked. Until now, the common assumption has been that fish feel nothing. This information means that 'catch and release' fishing amounts to lit...

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Analyzing the Ignored Environmental Contaminants

Publication Date:

April 1, 2002

Abstract:

Describes a survey of contaminants in U.S. surface waters conducted by U.S. Geological Survey....

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OECD Environmental Outlook

Publication Date:

June 15, 2001

Abstract:

A survey or environmental problems, and projections for the next 20 years, by the Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD)....

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Neighborhood Knowledge

Publication Date:

January 15, 2002

Abstract:

Describes the development and use of "environmental indicators" as a way for residents of Oakland to measure how their community is doing, year by year....

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Full Report: The Characterization of Tentatively Identified Compounds...

Publication Date:

March 10, 2003

Abstract:

Full Report, titled "The Characterization of Tentatively Identified Compounds (TICs) in Samples from Public Water Systems in New Jersey dayed March 2003....

The Characterization of Tentatively Identified Compounds (TICs) in Water Samples...

Publication Date:

March 10, 2003

Abstract:

N.J. Department of Environmental Protection research project summary titled, "The Characterization of Tentativelky Identified Compounds (TICs) in Water Samples Collected from Public Water Systems in New Jersey" dated March, 2003....

NJDEP Discussion Paper on the Concept of Requiring Granular Activated Carbon Treatment...

Publication Date:

September 16, 2003

Abstract:

In the summer of 2003, N.J. Department of Environmental Protectaon discovered some 600 poorly-understood synthetic organic chemicals in various municipal drinking water supplies. The Department is considering a precautionary remedy for this problem, and circulated this paper seeking public comment....

Integrating Public Health into Land Use Decision-Making

Authors:

NACCHO,

Publication Date:

October 9, 2003

Abstract:

Describes a project of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to integrate public health principles into land use planning....
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