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

Publication Date:

February 23, 2006

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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

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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

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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

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January 19, 2006

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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 #834 -- Year in Review Part 1

Publication Date:

December 22, 2005

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2005 in Review: Dark Clouds on the Technology Horizon For nanotechnology, the year 2005 started pretty well, but as the months slipped by, bad news clouded the future for this most-powerful technology. Now the industry itself is asking to be "regulated" -- perhaps because they know how well ...

Rachel's Democracy & Health News #835 -- Synthetic Biology

Publication Date:

December 29, 2005

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A Gift of Economic Growth: A Darker Bioweapons Future In their constant search for the "next big thing" to drive economic growth, investors are now banking on a new field of science called "synthetic biology." The aim is to create entirely new forms of life, with little thought for consequences. T...

Rachels Democracy & Health News #833

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December 15, 2005

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{*} 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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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #832 -- The Louisville Charter for Safer Chemicals

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December 8, 2005

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Here is the final text of the Louisville Charter for Safer Chemicals -- a path-breaking document that offers important policy innovations and reveals the sophistication and depth of the grassroots movement for health and justice in the U.S....

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Montague, Tim

Publication Date:

November 24, 2005

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

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Alternatives to Quantitative Risk Assessment for Decision-Making (Draft 2)

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

July 10, 2005

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Offers 7 criticisms of quantitative risk assessment and offers several alternative ways of gathering information for, and approaching, decisions affecting public health and the natural environment....
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