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Infectious Disease Round the Interwebs

This past week around the interwebs has been pretty interesting for our little infectious fellas.

A source for environmental cryptococcus fungi have been cautiously identified over in LA. 271 more words

Public Health

Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone NAAQS, Final Report

US EPA
http://1.usa.gov/W4ycfL

[Green Car Congress]  The staff of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) has released the final version of the policy assessment (PA) for the review of the ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). 221 more words

Energy And Climate

Disturbing New Chemical Found in Fetuses

A recent study has found a disturbing exposure of the germ-killing chemical triclosan to the fetuses of pregnant women in Brooklyn.

Triclosan has been linked to reproductive and development issues in animal testing. 313 more words

Health

Ken McMurtrie reblogged this on The GOLDEN RULE and commented:

Seemingly not of scary significance in itself, but definitely something that should be seen as a warning sign.
Our environment and, as seen here, our bodies, are awash with unnatural chemical substances.
A common factor in this scenario is that harmful effects only appear after some time, after damage is done and evident. Sometimes minor, sometimes major, especially if we take into account pharmaceutical drugs. Most people are not old enough to remember Thalidomide, a drug prescribed for pregnant women that caused devastating birth defects. Currently, justifiable questions are being asked about excessive vaccinating.
Two things are relevant - inadequate safety testing is surely a huge factor, and industry and authority attitude and lack of responsibility, sometimes ethics and honesty, in placing profit-making as a higher priority than public safety.
Together with environmental radiation (nuclear, Electromotive Field and atmospheric {chem-trails}) we seriously threaten our physical and genetic health future.
What is sad is that this is already known to a lot of people who should know better and who should be taking greater action to protect our futures.
What is unnacceptable is that some of these responsible people are justifiably suspected of deliberately ignoring the risks and, in the extreme, deliberately instigating them.
The public needs to be aware and more vocal.

What are The Millennium Development Goals?

In the year 2000, 189 countries met at The United Nations to share a vision – Here’s a short video explaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 

#MDG500 #MDG2015 #GlobalHealth #ChildHealthNow

Global Health

Lessons from our neighbors to the North

I just returned from a glorious cycling mini-vacation in Montreal, one of North America’s premiere cities for bicycling. I got to see a lot, compared to what pedestrians get to see; I got to see details that those who drive around miss; I got fresh air, sunshine, exercise and contact with locals. 593 more words

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I just found out about this app and I am totally in love with it.

Don’t let the name fool you – Think Dirty is all about helping you stay clean of all the toxins and chemicals that are in your personal care and beauty products. 502 more words

Explore

Eating out means eating more, study says

When adults eat out, they consume more than when they do not, according to new research.

Researchers found that on average, adults tend to eat around 200 calories more per day when they dine at restaurants – whether fast-food or full-service. 156 more words

Health