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  • Everything you always wanted to know about acidising

    This study was prepared for the Weald Action Group, a strategic umbrella for community groups across the Weald region. The study is based on scientific papers, industry training manuals, promotional literature for new, patented technologies, and discussions with engineers, geologists and scientists. It has been informally ‘peer reviewed’ and declared ‘scientifically literate’. But all comments […]

  • California lists PFOA and PFOS as reproductive toxicants under Prop 65

    FROM FAN: The Documents from the California Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Safe Drinking Water and Enforcement Act (Proposition 65) • November 2017:  Response to Comments on the Notice of Intent to List Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) as Causing Reproductive Toxicity under Proposition 65 • September 16, 2016: […]

  • Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

    SAN FRANCISCO — At Rainbow Grocery, a cooperative in this city’s Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that it’s often out of stock. But one recent evening, there was a glittering rack of it: glass orbs containing 2.5 gallons of what is billed as “raw water” — unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water, […]

  • Sierra Club Petition to EPA on lax Brick & Ceramic kiln National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

    Petition for Review of Final Administrative Action of the United States Environmental Protection Agency *Online at http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/sierra-petition.brick_.11-14-16.pdf SIERRA CLUB,et al., Petitioners, v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, et al., Respondents. Excerpt: Petitioners seek review of the final action taken by EPA at 80 Fed. Reg. 65,470 (Oct. 26, 2015) and entitled “NESHAP [National Emission Standards […]

  • Ailing, angry nuclear-weapons workers fight for compensation

    ‘Too often, workers die waiting’ for help, senator says PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Paul Brogdon was a security guard at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant during the last stages of the Cold War, protecting stockpiles of bomb-grade uranium from would-be terrorists. Brogdon and the other guards would take their turns in the Blue Goose, an armored […]

  • Musicians hoping fluoride letter will hit the right note with Irish Water

    Some of West Cork’s internationally-famed residents, including actor Jeremy Irons and Oscar winning director David Puttnam, are backing an anti-fluoride campaign. The celebrities have signed a letter to relevant authorities, including Irish Water, calling for the mandatory ingestion of fluoride through water and associated foods to be fully investigated amid serious health concerns. A raft […]

  • Arsenic, fluorides and uranium in groundwater of the Brahmaputra floodplains could pose a risk to children’s health, shows study

    A recent study by researchers from the Department of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, Assam, and the Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the groundwater in the Brahmaputra floodplains has revealed some alarming information. The study has detected the presence of arsenic, uranium and fluorides (compounds of the element fluorine) that […]

  • Intelligent Hybrids offer new solution for DWR

    Nano-Care Deutschland, a leading specialist in the production of ready-to-use high-tech coatings, based in Saarwellingen, has developed Intelligent Hybrids, composed of PFC-free chemicals conforming with the Greenpeace campaign Detox and the ZDHC programme, to provide new hope for sustainability in the market for durable water repelling textile coatings (DWRs). “The big advantage of hybrid technologies […]

  • Brian Berridge Tapped to Manage National Toxicology Program

    The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has named Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D., as its new Associate Director. Berridge, formerly of GlaxoSmithKline, will oversee day-to-day operations as NTP coordinates toxicology research and testing across nine different federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

  • The exploitation of minerals of Sri Lanka

    An excerpt from a longer article: …The question that may be asked is what happens when all these resources are extracted out of the ground to be enjoyed by someone else? Is this not exploitation to benefit a select few in the short term? What happens to the human populations in these countries, after they […]