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What’’s in Your Water?

Posted on 16 May 2013 by asb

USA Today exposes America’s Dirty Little Secret
Washington
—Each and every year, more than 860 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage is dumped into America’s waters and most people don’t even know it. It’s enough sewage to cover a state the size of Pennsylvania ankle deep. A shocking story in USA Today exposed America’s Dirty little secret, among the findings: Continue Reading

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Toxic Threats to Child Development

Posted on 16 May 2013 by asb

Nearly one in five (17%) children in the United States has been diagnosed with one or more developmental, learning or behavioral disability. There is a growing consensus that disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism are increasing in frequency. These disorders have widespread societal impacts, from health and education costs to the repercussions of criminal behavior. Research demonstrates that pervasive substances such as mercury, lead, PCBs, dioxins, pesticides, and others, are toxic to the developing child’s brain (neurotoxic).

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Matt Damon About The Water Crisis

Matt Damon About The Water Crisis

Posted on 19 January 2013 by asb

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Drugs in Drinking Water

Posted on 16 January 2013 by asb

We have all heard the saying ‘There is something in the water’ Well There IS.

Associated Press reported that over 41 million people are exposed to pharmaceutical drugs in TREATED drinking water.

And there is NO FEDERAL or STATE REGULATIONS ON WATER TREATMENT FOR DRUGS. Continue Reading

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The Fluoride Deception

Posted on 26 September 2012 by asb

Hailed as a harmless chemical that would prevent tooth decay, new evidence shows how fluoride could be linked to serious health problems.

Fluoridation was first advanced in the US at the end of the second World War. Proponents argued that fluoride in water and toothpaste would help to protect teeth and prevent decay. Over the following decades, fluoride was added to public water supplies across the country.

While the benefits of fluoridation have been held to be unquestionable, accumulating evidence points to a frightening prospect: that fluoride may have serious adverse health effects, including infant mortality, congenital defects and IQ.

Now a new book, titled “The Fluoride Deception” by Christopher Bryson examines the background of the fluoridation debate. According to Bryson, research challenging fluoride’s safety was either suppressed or not conducted in the first place. He says fluoridation is a triumph not of medical science but of US government spin. (Excerpt fromdemocracynow.org)

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Pharmaceuticals in the Water?

Posted on 26 September 2012 by asb

A vast array of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows. Continue Reading

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A River of Waste

Posted on 26 September 2012 by asb

This documentary looks at the potential hazards caused by factory farms in the United States, particularly by waste disposal.

Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet.

A River of Waste exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production.

Some scientists have gone so far as to call the condemned current factory farm practices as mini Chernobyls. In the U.S. and elsewhere, the meat and poultry industry is dominated by dangerous uses of arsenic, antibiotics, growth hormones and by the dumping of massive amounts of sewage in fragile waterways and environments.

The film documents the vast catastrophic impact on the environment and public health as well as focuses on the individual lives damaged and destroyed.

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The Sky Is Pink

Posted on 26 September 2012 by asb

An emergency short film from Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of Gasland addressing the urgent crisis of drilling and fracking in New York state.

Induced hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking, commonly known as fracking, is a technique used to release petroleum, natural gas (including shale gas, tight gas and coal seam gas), or other substances for extraction.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is weighing a proposal to allow fracking in several communities in New York State.

Residents are deeply divided over the controversial drilling method. Supporters of fracking say it would give a much-needed financial boost to the affected communities. Those against it argue that the health and environmental risks far outweigh the rewards.

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