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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #839 -- The Failure of Chemical Regulation

Publication Date:

January 26, 2006

Abstract:

Rachel's summary: In 2005 the Wall Street Journal blew the whistle on the U.S. system for regulating chemicals, showing that it is based on scientific assumptions that are simply wrong, and that the system is allowing all of the nation's babies and children to be exposed to combinations of indus...

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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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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OECD Environmental Outlook, (PDF, 3445 KB)

Ozone Layer Will Remain Vulnerable in Coming Decades...

Publication Date:

June 17, 2004

Abstract:

News report on the 20th Quadrennial Symposium on Atmospheric Ozone...

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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Neighborhood Knowledge, (PDF, 1476 KB)

The Death of Environmentalism

Publication Date:

September 29, 2004

Abstract:

Describes the failure of the environmental movement to achieve solutions to the global warming problem as a failure to define the problem in a way that clarifies core values and thus makes possible creation of an effective political coalition. Calls for rethinking the way environmentasl work has be...

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Emission Rates of Particulate Matter and Elemental and Organic Carbon from In-Use Diesel Engines

Publication Date:

April 9, 2004

Abstract:

Study reveals that diesel fumes produced by idling engines are about 10 times as dangerous to humans as diesel fumes produced by engines running at road speeds....

NACCHO Resolution 99-11 on Indoor Air Quality

Authors:

NACCHO,

Publication Date:

November 7, 1999

Abstract:

Resolution 99-11 on Indoor Air Quality adopted Nov. 7, 1999 by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)...

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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....

Impairment of Alveolar Macrophage Phagocytosis by Ultrafine Particles

Publication Date:

April 15, 2001

Abstract:

Fine and ultrafine particles of pure titanium dioxide and pure carbon caused damaged mouse macrophage cells. Ultrafines were more effective than fines in causing the damage....
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