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

Publication Date:

February 23, 2006

Abstract:

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...

Rachel's News #841

Publication Date:

February 9, 2006

Abstract:

Chemicals widely used in toys, cosmetics and pharmaceutical drugs can interfere with the sexual development of male rodents. In recent years, studies have began to accumulate showing similar effects on the sexual development of baby boys. Spokeswomen for the chemical industry, supported by r...

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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...

Rachel's Democracy & Health News #838: Pets and Children

Publication Date:

January 19, 2006

Abstract:

Are Children Dogs Without Fur? The super-rich are using their tax breaks to buy their dogs bottled water, organically-grown beef, fake-mink beds, braces for their teeth, and Prozac for the nerves while "Increasing numbers of young American children are showing signs of serious malnourishment...

Rachel's Democracy & Health News #837 -- Nuclear Power had a Bad year

Publication Date:

January 12, 2006

Abstract:

Nuclear Power Had a Bad Year in 2005 During 2005, there was considerable talk about the nuclear power industry reviving itself -- with the help of huge new federal subsidies -- but the industry seems to be in such deep trouble on many fronts that it will remain moribund, though still highly ...

Rachel's Democracy & Health News #836 -- A Good Year for Biotech

Publication Date:

January 5, 2006

Abstract:

2005 Was a Very Good Year for the Biotech Food Industry Many people around the world resist eating genetically modified foods (GMOs), and they still have a choice. But pollen carried on the wind is slowly contaminating much of the world's cropland with GMOs. One of these days, there won't mu...

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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Authors:

Montague, Tim

Publication Date:

November 24, 2005

Abstract:

{*} CAN THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT REGAIN ITS MOXIE? {*} THE NEW FACE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM {*} CLIMATE, HEALTH RELATED...

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For Good health, It Pays to Be Rich and Important

Authors:

Goode, Erica

Publication Date:

June 1, 1999

Abstract:

Describes "an explosion of research" revealing that inequalities of wealth, power and status harm public health, "more powerful than genetics, exposure to carcinogens, even smoking."...

Editorial: The Big Idea

Authors:

Editors, BMJ

Publication Date:

April 20, 1996

Abstract:

Editorial in BMJ, the British Medical Journal, April 20, 1996, says, "...Big ideas don't often arise, but the BMJ has been associated with several -- and one of them is explored further this week. The big idea is that what matters in determining mortality and health in a society is less the overall...

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