Monthly Archives: July 2013

Former President of Microsoft Canada On Wi-Fi

I just listened to an eye-opening radio interview with the former President of Microsoft Canada. A couple of women with EHS were also interviewed.

Andy Oudman (1290 AM CJBK, London ON) and Pam Killeen interview Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada and head of Citizens 4 Safe Technology (www.c4st.org). They speak about the potential hazards associated with WiFi technology

Please listen to the program and take precautions for your own health:

http://www.c4st.org/news/video/item/useful-videos/london-today-radio-broadcast-frank-clegg-and-pam-killeen.html

Ways to Reduce EMR Exposure

Ways to Reduce EMR Exposure

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No Fun in the Sun With Summer VOCs

Imagine being shut in, without air conditioning, without being able to open the windows to refresh the air, because the outdoor air is so full of VOCs as to be totally disabling

For some of us, this is a somewhat usual occurrence anyway, due to the prevalence of toxic laundry products blowing out of dryer vents everywhere, but during summer, things can get so much worse!

The heat makes many chemicals more volatile, and where do they off-gas? Why, into the air we breathe…

Mario Rosales Ramírez "Ponle un Alto al Calentamiento Global"

Mario Rosales Ramírez
“Ponle un Alto
al Calentamiento Global”

Here are just some of the things that affect summer air quality:

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Alberta enforcing fewer than one per cent of oilsands environmental violations: Report

If we want anything protected (including our air, water, food and health) it seems we can’t expect much help from the government.
Why are they protecting industry profits instead of our right to life?

Global News

Alberta’s enforcing fewer than one per cent of potential environmental violations in its oilsands region, according to a new report from independent researchers, published Tuesday.

Environmental groups Treeline Ecological Research and Global Forest Watch Canada examined records of thousands of environmental incidents associated with a set of oilsands projects from the  Environment and Sustainable Resource Development ministry.

The (often incomplete) records indicate that there were over 4,000 “alleged contraventions” – possible violations of environmental regulations that have not been proven in court – in that area since 1996.

According to enforcement reports, in that same time period the ministry took 37 actions to enforce those regulations.

This means, the authors say, that only 0.9 per cent of violations are subject to any kind of enforcement, which could include fines, prosecution and warning letters.

Alberta Environment couldn’t tell Global News what percentage of incidents result in government orders or prosecutions. But…

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How to Get Toxic Products Out of Stores

Would you like stores to stop selling everyday things that are full of harmful toxic chemicals?

What if you could feel better not only because you could be assured that the things you brought home were safe and healthy, but also because they were no longer full of the harmful chemicals that have been making you feel like crap?

In the absence of (and obstruction of) health protective regulations, we need to find other ways to get the changes happening that will allow ourselves and our grandchildren to live healthier lives.

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Choosing Foods: It’s About More Than The Calories

Here’s a great video and link to learn about what 200 Calories of food looks like.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200-calories-look-like.htm

What you get out of those 200 Calories varies greatly.

Unless you are eating organic, you will also be eating GMOs and pesticides. Here’s a good guide to get you eating healthier

Video: Secret Toxic Chemicals From the SC Johnson Family to Yours

GREAT spoofed commercial here! Telling it how it is!

Secret Toxic Chemicals: From the SC Johnson Family to Yours

For more info and action you can take:
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Accessible Parking and Invisible Disabilities

Not all disabilities are visible!

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Yes there are a few selfish people out there who abuse any privilege or opportunity they can, but they are in the minority. Most people who look “normal” and use accessible permits have a proven, legitimate, legal, medical, human right to do so.

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Still Have Doubts About Industry and Governance?

How Can We Lay Them to Rest?

WHY?

WHY?

Why aren’t we being protected from pollution, radiation and junk or GMO foods?

Why is there still a “controversy” mentioned in any mainstream media article about MCS/ES?

Why are corporations getting their way so often despite causing harm?

Here are more articles that add to what I shared in Are There Any Doubts?

Many thanks to Colin Woodard and The Portland Press Herald for this enlightening series:

By Colin Woodard

THE SERIES DAY TO DAY

SUNDAY: For two years, public servant Patricia Aho has overseen Maine’s environmental protection. But whom does she really serve? Our seven-month investigation points to her former corporate clients.

MONDAY: Led by a former chemical industry lobbyist, the Maine DEP has stalled efforts to regulate substances that are potentially harmful to children and to the development of unborn fetuses.

TUESDAY: So-called “product stewardship” regulations – even recycling efforts with industry and bipartisan support – find staunch resistance at the Maine DEP, where a former corporate lobbyist has taken the helm.

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Our Brains Matter: Brain Facts Primer

Neuroscience is a fascinating and fairly recent area of study. For those of you who wish to learn more, I have discovered this helpful resource. Brain Facts dot org has a free primer download on the brain and nervous system (see below).

Too many of us are currently in possession of brains and nervous systems that are more or less immediately and adversely affected from exposures to toxic chemicals, some molds, wireless and other environmental contaminants.

As one of these people, I have been fascinated by the changes that occur in my brain at times, (despite the fact that most of the changes are highly disruptive and disabling instead of pleasant) and so I am really trying to learn more about these processes and what might be happening.

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Fireworks… Pretty Toxic!

Not only do they scare the living daylights out of so many dogs and other creatures, they also pollute our air, water and bodies!

Are We Celebrating Life or Death?

Let's find safer ways to celebrate

Let’s find safer ways to celebrate

Are these substances life supporting?

Aluminum, Antimony sulfide, Arsenic compounds, Barium , Cadmium, carcinogens, Copper compounds, dioxin, gunpowder, heavy metals , Lead Dioxide, Polychlorinated, dioxins, Lithium compounds, Mercury, Nitric oxide, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Perchlorate , radioactivity, Rubidium, Strontium, Sulfur Dioxide and others…

Perhaps we should celebrate with life supportive ways instead?

Read more:

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/translating-uncle-sam/stories/are-fireworks-bad-for-the-environment

http://www.clearlakemuskoka.com/fireworks.htm

http://www.backcountryattitude.com/toxic_fireworks.html

The State Fire Marshall, an office within Cal Fire, has the statutory mandate to manage seized fireworks which are hazardous waste in most cases.
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/technologydevelopment/opptd_fly_fireworks.cfm

“The toxicological research has shown that many of the metallic particles in the smoke from fireworks are bio-reactive and can affect human health,”
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101116111715.htm

Note, some sites are including a campfire in their supposedly non-toxic alternatives suggestions, but woodsmoke is highly problematic as well.