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

Publication Date:

January 5, 2006

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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...

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...

Welcome to NanoWorld: Nanotechnology and the Precautionary Principle Imperative

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

September 15, 2004

Abstract:

Describes the promise and the perils of nanotechnology and cites recent British scientific reports calling for application of the precautionary principle as nanotechnology products are invented and deployed....

Nanotechnology: Small Matter, Many Unknowns

Authors:

Hett, Annabelle

Publication Date:

May 10, 2004

Abstract:

In this report, the world's second-largest re-insurance company, Swiss Re, assesses the state of knowledge about the health and environmental risks inherent in nanotechnology and concludes that a precautionary approach is essential to avoid catastrophic outcomes....

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Small Times Magazine Names Top 10 Small Tech Hot Spots

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

March 12, 2003

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Ranks all 50 state by their potential as growth centers for the nanotech industry....

Secrets Under the Sun

Authors:

Leiby, Richard

Publication Date:

July 20, 1997

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Many workers harmed by exposure to chemicals during manufacture and maintenance of high-tech military aircraft at secret airbase in Nevada....

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New Aircraft Materials Raise Health Concerns

Publication Date:

December 25, 1988

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Workers harmed by exposure to chemicals used to bond, treat and test compisite materials used in high-tech military aircraft....

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Jury Awards $760 Million in Chemical Trial

Authors:

Pollack, Andrew

Publication Date:

August 8, 1998

Abstract:

Jury awards $760 million to former exployees of five chemical and oil companies for injuries and deaths resulting from exposure to chemicals and plastics used in manufacture of high-tech military aircraft....

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