Tag Archives: PCBs

With Liberty and Healthy Environments for All

Most Americans are taught in grade school about the Declaration of Independence and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But even those elitist Americans with a college education don’t learn anything about the concept of a human right to a healthy environment. So it is not surprising when news headlines completely overlook an [...]

NY Advocates Win PCBs Right-to-Know Battle

By Mary Brune, crossposted from the Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) blog A few weeks back I wrote about MOMS member Penelope Jagessar-Chaffer joining dozens of other concerned citizens at a press conference on the steps of NY City Hall to urge the NY City Council to pass legislation that would force disclosure of PCBs [...]

Can Preventing Pollution Also Prevent Diabetes?

(Guest blogger Sarah Howard is a CEH supporter and an environmental health advocate.) Diabetes is the quintessential “lifestyle” disease – or is it? There is growing scientific evidence that exposure to environmental contaminants may contribute to the development of diabetes. A provocative study of U.S. residents found that people who were obese but had very [...]