On June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) which allows new products containing asbestos to be created on a case-by-case basis. Currently it kills 40,000 people a year. … Continue reading EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing
Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says. Since the water is fluoridated in the US this has ramifications for pregnant … Continue reading Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says | CNN
Long before it was known that Hillary Clinton had pneumonia, there were already rumors and conspiracy theories surrounding her health. Speculation surrounding her coughing fits were making their way through conservative media … Continue reading A President’s Health: Clinton, Trump, and Presidents of the Past
The governor said state health authorities had identified 16 cases of Zika that were spread by local mosquitoes and criticized the federal government for failing to get more involved in battling the … Continue reading Florida governor criticizes Washington for lagging in Zika fight | Reuters
The White House said the House measure could face a veto from President Barack Obama. Does this mean they want half the people to get the virus or everyone? Source: Senate OKs … Continue reading Senate OKs $1.1 billion to fight Zika virus; House wants half that
Researchers say there’s been a huge leap in childhood obesity rates in rural China. They’re warning the government to take action now or face an even bigger crisis once the overweight kids grow up. Yeah, having spent a year in China, I can say I saw this quite a bit. American fast … Continue reading Children in China grow fat on western habits
“And the numbers were not trivial. In 1926, in New York City, 1,200 were sickened by poisonous alcohol; 400 died. The following year, deaths climbed to 700. These numbers were repeated in … Continue reading The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition.
Came across this post in Reddit this morning, there the person wrote: [TIL – Today I Learned] in 2003, the US sugar industry lobbied congress to block a WHO report which would set … Continue reading Sugar industry threatens World Health Organization and gets its way