Follow-Up: California Assembly Reverses Course on PFOA Ban

Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Via NewsInferno: The Associated Press is reporting that the California Assembly has reversed itself and approved a bill to limit the amount of the chemical Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) that has been linked to cancer in food packaging. The measure—by Senator Ellen Corbett-Democrat-San Leandro—would permit no more than 10 parts per billion (ppb) of PFOA in […]


Follow-Up: CA Bills to Ban BPA and PFOA Rejected

Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Via Enviroblog: Despite numerous health and consumer safety concerns, California lawmakers fell under the lobbying influence of the chemical industry and rejected the two bills that would ban chemicals from baby bottles, food containers and microwave popcorn bags. The two measures, Senate Bill 1713 by Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, and Senate Bill 1313, by […]


Follow-up: Report on Recent Mercury Hearing Now Available from the IAOMT

Posted on Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

From IAOMT News: On July 8, 2008, the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing entitled,”Assessing State and Local Regulations to Reduce Dental Mercury Emissions.” Representatives of the IAOMT and the Mercury Policy Project testified, along with scientists, wastewater experts, and a lawyer for the ADA. The […]


Mercury Poisoning from Fillings Discussed in Congressional Committee

Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The Associated Press reported yesterday on the latest congressional hearing on mercury issues: The dental industry, asked to testify Tuesday about pollution from mercury in tooth fillings, found itself under attack from lawmakers who blame mercury for everything from autism in children to skin discoloration. The hearing was about whether dentists should be required to […]


Update: Revised Plans to Spray Pesticide in NorCal

Posted on Monday, June 30th, 2008

It’s a step forward: the state of California has reversed its position on spraying for the light brown apple moth in the Bay Area. But they apparently will still spray over agricultural and undeveloped areas in the state, as well as use the chemical at ground level. The decision follows months of protests and lawsuits […]


Towns Question Fluoride Use…

Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

…including Grand Rapids, Michigan, the birthplace of public water fluoridation. Read more in the Chicago Tribune.


Learning to Live a Healthy Life

Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2008

Because each of us is biochemically and bioenergetically unique, each of us reacts differently to the toxic burden inflicted upon us by a polluted environment. But all of us benefit by both cleaning up the environment and otherwise addressing issues of public health, including how we all suffer from the poor lifestyle choices we, as […]


The State of American Teeth

Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2008

Best Teeth Image from Wisconsin Historical Society, via Flickr (CC) Worst Teeth Ranks of Northern California cities in survey: San Francisco – 21 (B) Fremont – 26 (B) San Jose – 32 (B-) Modesto – 49 (C+) Oakland – 55 (C) Sacramento – 73 (D+) Numbers crunched by Men’s Health using CDC data “on the […]


Water, Wealth, Contentment…Fast Food?

Posted on Friday, May 9th, 2008

Driving through California’s Central Valley, despite all the commercial development that’s paved over land once given to agriculture, you can’t help but be at least a little awed by the amount of food grown here. And yet our local counties – San Joaquin and Stanislaus – are junk food paradises. The Modesto Bee recently reported […]



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