Environmental health Articles

Are there enough fish in the sea?

Beaches, BBQs and seafood are all a part of Australia’s holiday pastime. Protecting it means learning to think sustainably about the seafood choices we make, writes Australian Marine Conservation read more...

Autism linked to environment?

Researchers at the University of California have linked soaring rates of autism and autism spectrum disorders with feotal and infant exposure to pesticides and household chemicals. California has se read more...

Bali reef regeneration project

Whilst in Bali in March 11 I visited a friend up in Pemuturan which is on the north western corner of Bali, about a three hour drive from Denpasar. My friend, Rani, has been involved in this project read more...

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Blowin in the Wind: A film review

Blowin’ in the Wind, by award winning filmmaker David Bradbury and co-producer Peter Scott is a wake-up film that exposes the genocidal catastrophe of the use of depleted uranium in weapons. Fro read more...

Cancun and the case for a carbon tax

Stories are eminating from the 2010 Cancun talks that a carbon tax is being talked about seriously. For a change. One of the major flaws with Kyoto accord was that it pegged nations’ allowed gre read more...

Chemicals destroying male fertility

According to a report released on 2009 by the UK non profit CHEM Trust hormone disrupting chemicals that are found in everyday consumer products are destroying male reproductive health. An ever in read more...

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Depleted Uranium: a legacy of treason

treason n 1 betrayal of one's sovereign or country. 2 any treachery or betrayal. treasonable adj treasonous adj In recent years I have become aware of the issue of depleted uranium (DU) and its u read more...

Enviro chemicals and obesity link

Is the obesity epidemic something more than mass gluttony, or mass brainwashing? What if alterations in people's DNA caused by environmental toxins was responsible? Chemicals called obesogens, found read more...

Gaslands, the film

Gaslands is an American film about the the poisoning of water systems that occurs with the drilling process for natural gas. Some 900 chemicals, some proprietary (meaning the composition of chemical read more...

GE breeding superweeds?

According to the first national UK study of how genes pass from crops to weeds, cross pollination, and the transfer of GE pesticide resistance of crops (such as Monsanto's RoundUp-ready corn strains read more...

Green psychology

An essay by psychologist Ralph Metzner Ph.D. on his book, Green Psychology, where he links the way we think with the way we live in the world. No-one can doubt we live in a time of unprecedente read more...

It's My Planet and I'll Cry if I Want To

The world is doomed. An over-reaction or a pertinent prediction in relation to the current debates about global warming and climate change? I am still sorting through the information and misinform read more...

Microorganisms to save the planet?

When we envision a planet that is healthy and chemical free we are labelled (if we express the our vision that is) we are labelled impractical utopian dreamers. One of the things that might actually read more...

Nanoparticles - good guys or bad guys?

Approximately 800 products are made with nanomaterials, ranging from stain resistant clothing, energy supplements, sunscreen, odour eating socks and many other cutting edge products, yet there has b read more...

New study: GM corn causes cancer

A new study recently (circa Sept 20120) published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, researchers from The Committee for Research & Independent Information on Genetic Engineering (CRIIG read more...

Organic diets keep kids pesticide free

Researchers have shown that children who switch their diet for just a few days to organic food from non organic food lowered the levels of pesticides in their bodies dramatically and immediately. Ch read more...

Organic Soy not so organic

Behind the Bean is a report on organic soybeans by the US-based Cornucopia Institute which challenges the organic claims of many suppliers of tofu and soy milk. While US specific, it also has releva read more...

Pesticides and ADHD link

A study published in May 2010 in the US Journal Pediatrics, shows that children exposed to pesticides found in commercially grown fruit and veggies, in particular organophosphates (an ingredient in read more...

Stomach bacteria and your health

Over the last 20 years or so many theories have emerged about stomach bacteria and your health with modern-day hygiene actually reducing the strength of our immune systems because we are not expo read more...

Swimming in hormones

Over the past 50 years an increasing use of hormones, chemicals and pharmaceuticals is finally taking its toll on our waterways. Hormones are fed to our animals thus entering the food chain, plus sy read more...

The Story of Cap and Trade

With what appears to be the hottest year on record closing, and perhaps continuing into next year, and the doomed Copenhagen summit happening as I write, climate change is on everyone's lips. Much read more...

What the frack??

Some months ago I watched a film called Gaslands. This was about the proliferation in the US of coal seam gas wells and its impacts on the health of the environment and that of the people who live n read more...

Wind power cheap?

Is renewable energy as expensive as we are told? There was an interesting chart in the Sydney Morning Herald, April 2/10 (unfortunately not on the SMH website), that showed all the wind farms so far read more...