asterisk2a + heavy   46

Plastic kills – let's stop treating it like a normal part of modern life
The oceans are now so full of man-made detritus that our health is being put at risk too. About a third of fish caught off the coast of the UK now contain traces of plastic. Some plastics contain diethylhexyl phthalate, which is toxic and thought to be carcinogenic. When you bear in mind that British seafood eaters may ingest more than 10,000 pieces of plastic each year, it’s obvious that plastic has been a complete disaster for health.
seafood  fish  oceans  Plastic  Plastik  carcinogen  carcinogenic  heavy  metals  water  pollution  public  health  Cancer  WHO  crisis  environment  ecological  disaster  bio  diversity 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Future of Steel - Ken Clarke & Paul Mason - BBC Newsnight
[TORIES CRISIS: bedroom tax, JSA sanctions killing people, Food Banks, redefining child poverty and fuel poverty, Independent Living Fund closed, Housing Crisis, tax cut defeat in Lords, mental health, NHS strikes, Hinkley Point C, energy prices, London Airport expansion/3rd runway, ESA cut, PIP cut and resignation of IDS, Brexit splitting the Party, shit world economy, can't touch triple-lock pensions, Academy plans, Panama Papers (British Territory: Bahamas, Cayman & Co).] Now - Tories are victims to their own policy of underinvestment since 2010 of a future-proof economy "long-term predictability" [BREXIT & austerity not predictable]. Energy prices too high, not competitive. Manufacturing never recovered. Monetary policy has run its course (sedative + Chinas credit bubble). policy folly now wholly exposed! AND now they tinker with the idea of picking winners! LOL! nationalising or part-nationalising through guarantees or subsidies on energy price. & youtu.be/QJw24Z-cEoQ
underinvestment  austerity  Smart  Grid  energy  policy  energy  price  competitive  advantage  competitive  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  budget2010  budget2015  Budget2016  Manufacturing  current  account  deficit  budget  deficit  trade  deficit  TPP  AIIB  World  Bank  China  BRIC  commodity  prices  heavy  industry  microeconomic  policy  macroeconomic  policy  macroprudential  policy  Mark  Carney  education  policy  skills  gap  skill  gap  skill  investment  apprenticeship  further  education  immigration  migration  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  NIRP  ZIRP  QE  recovery  output  gap  productivity  productivity  gap  Service  Sector  Jobs  job  creation  labour  market  job  market  DWP  Iain  Duncan  Smith  general  election  2015  election  campaign  promises  Manifesto  corporate  restructuring  corporate  welfare  subsidies  subsidizing  corporate  subsidies  Privatisation  Nationalization  Nationalisation  constituency  Party  Funding  general  election  2020  IMF  OECD  policy  folly  policy  error  global  economy  credit  bubble  Germany  Hinkley  Point  C  renewable  energy  energy  storage  job  creation  fiscal  policy  monetary  policy  Mark  Carney  QE  ZIRP  NIRP  property  bubble  rent-seeking  rentier  liquidity-trap  liquidity  trap  Housing  Crisis  Help  to  Save  Help  to  Buy  Scheme  Right  to  Buy  Buy-to-Let 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Whale CSI: why sperm whales are washing up dead on British shores | Environment | The Guardian
Heavy metals are now so concentrated in fish that pregnant women and small children are advised to eat no more than two portions of affected fish in a week.
Fish  Industry  food  Politics  public  health  policy  public  health  public  safety  heavy  metal  pollution  pollution  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  water  pollution  Meat  Industry  livestock  farming  COP21  Massentierhaltung  mass  extinction  industrial  agriculture 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Omega 3s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation | NutritionFacts.org
GMO in Fodder aka animal feed, livestock feed. and Fodder also can contain ground up meat waste from other animals (see “mad cow” disease instance). farmed fish eating ground up male chicken. Or in EU pig fodder (Schweinefutter) containing too high toxin called dioxin ( http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs225/en/ ). Or in other instance added hormones to fatten pigs quicker that show up in the meat and are thus hormones that people ingest unkowingly, low-dose long-time, ... // in a commercialised profit driven environment, nothing is wasted. NOTHING. If the consumer doesn't eat the ground up food waste, then its processed and added to Fodder. // Do you really know what you are eating?
PCB  BPA  DDT  Chemical  Industry  pollution  water  pollution  toxin  carcinogen  carcinogenic  public  health  policy  public  health  Fish  Industry  Food  Chain  GMO  crop  GMO  Fodder  mad  cow  disease  corporate  scandal  transparency  oversight  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  waste  heavy  metal  pollution  Carnism  Speciesism  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Wall  Street  Meat  Industry  Poultry  Industry  Egg  Industry  Milk  Industry  morality  ethics  accountability  white-collar  crime  endotoxin  contamination  borne  illness  poisoning  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Global Capitalism: September 2015 Monthly Update - YouTube
Private Education (Charter Schools) that get public money, without the public being involved in decision-making how to spend that public money ... were outlawed/illegal, by Seattle Judges 6-2. //&! Tax exception of universities. Yale (4th richest uni of USA with 20bn in endowments) is being subsidized by people of the 7th poorest state. no property tax (largest land owner & employer in New Haven (Connecticut)). Public Services (Fire, Police, Hospitals) & Infrastructure. //&! min 41 Greg Mankiw: carbon tax would discriminate (burden too much) the middle class & poor with no wage growth last 30 yrs in disposable income vs corporates, well off, Super Rich, 1%. Rebuttal: tax more progressively those who can afford it. The crux of a carbon tax & tobin tax, setting it nationally, corporate lobby that it "will" be anti-competitive. Destroy Jobs. // 47:35 Science & Money. 1:09:20 Hegemony 1:22:20 public transport, US dogma; THE CAR! Committed 2 Private Free Enterprise. << Ideology. LA traffic
USA  income  distribution  income  redistribution  tax  code  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  inequality  Gini  coefficient  capital  gains  tax  capital  gains  tax  avoidance  tax  evasion  morality  taxpayer  income  tax  budget  deficit  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Public  Services  fairness  society  Gesellschaft  social  tension  social  cohesion  Super  Rich  1%  Wertegesellschaft  democracy  minority  majority  carbon  tax  carbon  trading  scheme  carbonemission  carbonfootprint  emissions  VAT  tax  progressive  coldprogression  kalte  Progression  income  inequality  American  Dream  income  mobility  social  mobility  tobin-tax  tobin  tax  conglomerate  heavy  industry  competitive  competitiveness  corporate  tax  rate  G  Zero  climate  change  global  warming  Policy  Makers  Generationengerechtigkeit  austerity  Monsanto  Monsanto  Protection  Act  food  industry  Hegemony  China  creditor  debtor  AIIB  TTIP  TPP  NAFTA  CETA  trade  agreement  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  oversight  accountability  ideology  dogma  free  market  transportation  transportation  underinvestment  infrastructure  investment  UK  TISA  BRIC  trickle-down  economics  economic  history  academia  academics  macroprudential  macroeconomic  microeconomic  commuting  productivity  output 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
How Soviet pollution destroyed the Aral Sea - BBC News
[ one example. doesn't mean its the last one ] In October 1990 Western scientists confirmed the virtual disappearance of the Aral Sea in Soviet Central Asia, formerly the fourth largest inland sea in the world.The loss of sea water was the result of 60 years of intensive agriculture and pollution by the Soviet authorities. It is considered the biggest manmade loss of water in recorded history. The surrounding areas were devastated. Local fisherman watched as the shore gradually receded and fish stocks ran out. Local children fell victim to respiratory illnesses. Professor Denys Brunsden, of London's King's College, was one of the first Western scientists to visit the Aral Sea in 1990. //&! Volunteers map UK coastline for industrial damage - bbc.in/1GSy6ZT - science led management; new artificial strip on coast changed things and beach stripped itself of sand ... //&! Beach litter 'increasing', says Marine Conservation Society - bbc.in/1xat2Q6
Aral  Sea  regulation  pollution  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  self-regulation  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  industry  agriculture  policy  Desertification  soil  erosion  coastal  erosion  deforestation  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  complexity  mass  extinction  global  warming  climate  change  sustainability  sustainable  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Aquifer  water  rights  water  scarcity  water  supply  water  security  drinking  water  water  pollution  plastic  nation  recycling  Great  Pacific  Garbage  Patch  Ocean  acidification  warming  heavy  metal  pollution  crony  capitalism  capitalism  exploitation 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
How humans are driving the sixth mass extinction | Environment | The Guardian
Scientists have been warning for decades that human actions are pushing life on our shared planet toward mass extinction. Such extinction events have occurred five times in the past, but a bold new paper finds that this time would be fundamentally different. Fortunately, there’s still time to stop it.
mass  extinction  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  climate  change  global  warming  pollution  water  pollution  heavy  metal  pollution  Great  Pacific  Garbage  Patch  plastic  nation  ocean  warming 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
What's going on in UK manufacturing? - BBC News
Manufacturing abt 10% of UK output. The rest of the production industries: mining, quarrying, gas, electricity, water and sewage account for another 5%. The service sector accounts for 79%, with construction making up the final 6%. In the last decade, manufacturing grew gradually from 2005 to 2008, at which point it took a dive in the financial crisis in common with the rest of the economy. It recovered from 2010 until the start of 2012 and has been pretty volatile since then. The sector is still below its pre-crisis peaks, unlike the service sector, which is well above its pre-crisis level. [...] the sector had been "stunned by a triple combination of a sharp slowdown in consumer spending, weak business investment and stagnating export order inflows". But most of the big headlines have been about one sector: steel [ energy price not competitive & bust of commodity prices blown up by ZIRP, NIRP & QE ] [ why not lower energy prices for all!?] & bit.ly/1hPrPrn &! bbc.in/1jRMjRF
UK  industrial  policy  Smart  Grid  Revolution  2.0  STEM  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  energy  price  energy  policy  3D  printing  Robotics  automation  Heavy  Industry  regulation  carbon  tax  barriers  to  entry  cost  of  entry  Workers  Union  BRIC  China  competitive  competitiveness  knowledge  economy  skills  gap  AIIB  competitive  advantage  Mobile  Creatives  Mobile  Creative  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  Tories  Conservative  Party  neoliberalism  neoliberal  renewable  energy  R&D  Research  trickle-down  economics  Super  Rich  1%  corporate  welfare  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  foreign  investment  commodity  prices  carbon  trading  scheme  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  climate  change  global  warming  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  green  energy  solar  energy  wind  energy  European  Union  national  interest  protectionism 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
SEASPIRACY: What You Should Know About Fish, The Ocean, and More! - YouTube
fish pellets (heavy metals) are fed to on land livestock. ... do you know what is fed to your beef? fish pellets?! GMO crop!? what you piece of meat has been treated with (antibiotics, medication, supplements, etc)?! no. no disclosure. no transparency. no accountability. //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=fish
mass  extinction  Overfishing  Fish  Industry  Ocean  acidification  warming  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  economic  damage  tourism  coral  reef  pollution  heavy  metal  pollution  water  pollution  climate  change  global  warming  coastal  erosion  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  climate  system  climate  science  climate  crisis  flash  floods  flooding  Carnism  sustainability  sustainable  omnivore  Food  Chain  carbonemission  carbonfootprint  emissions  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  corporate  scandal  Livestock  farming  ethical  killing  Poultry  Industry  Meat  Industry  GMO  crop  GMO  deforestation  soil  erosion  Great  Pacific  Garbage  Patch  plastic  nation  plastic  bag  Mercury  toxin  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Positioning  cholesterol  dietary  cholesterol  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  policy  health  crisis  sick  population 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Bangalore's lake of toxic foam – in pictures | World news | The Guardian
[ we have only one planet, its all connected. ] IT professional Debasish Ghosh has been documenting toxic foam in the Indian city’s polluted lake system. The snowy froth, a cocktail of chemicals and sewage, has a pungent odour and causes irritation on contact with the skin
India  Fast  Fashion  Fashion  Industry  BRIC  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  zombie  consumer  China  climate  change  global  warming  deforestation  soil  erosion  pollution  water  pollution  heavy  metal  pollution  air  pollution 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Is it OK to eat farmed salmon now? | Environment | The Guardian
"ethical killing." we deny people suicide, assisted dying. but kill and eat other beings not so unsimilar to use. and search for ethical means now, defining what is ethical. double standard. one for animal called human because we are so evolutionary advanced. and another for animals not similar to us. // //After years of bad press, salmon farms are signing up to new certification standards in a bid to prove their environmental and social credentials
Positioning  Fish  Industry  carnism  double  standard  ethics  ethical  machine  ethical  beliefs  moral  beliefs  omnivore  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  Whole  Plant  Foods  Vegan  animal  rights  animal  cruelty  PR  spin  doctor  marketing  public  awareness  public  perception  white  lies  public  opinion  water  pollution  Overfishing  heavy  metal  pollution  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  emissions  public  debate  public  image  public  discourse 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Q&A With Durianrider & Freelee - YouTube
MAKE BETTER CHOICES. not abt being perfect. living in the woods running arnd naked // we just have 1 planet but we live like we have 1.4-1.6 // make common sense (science peer reviewed) educated decisions. self-awareness. consciousness. mindfulness // bullshit excuses; comfortably unaware, inconvenient truth. white lies. PR/spin doctor - reframing. denialists. denial. apathy, Perspektivlosigkeit (boogie and co). GIVEN UP ON URSELF, WHEN U ARE STILL IN CHARGE. &! youtu.be/7yovAflZrN4 SMALL CHANGES! remember; there is an addiction component to it & forming new habits is hard! // like to hear, being sold, consuming advice abt keeping bad habits. // long-term cost, economic damage, people cant see (project exponential/linear) (ie retirement savings, compound) // there is an alternative. // its for each an individual personal journey. there is no straight line. // &! youtu.be/W7mqWcSM8ts #2 - FOCUS ON LONG-TERM HEALTH & FITNESS! NOT MICRO MANAGING. &! water weight (low sodium intake).
Vegan  Whole  Plant  Foods  carnism  omnivore  intrinsic  motivation  social  change  public  awareness  public  discourse  public  debate  public  interest  public  perception  Good  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  emissions  climate  change  global  warming  mass  extinction  pollution  shared  economic  interest  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  finite  resources  resource  depletion  human  tragedy  animal  rights  animal  cruelty  zombie  consumer  Fashion  Industry  beauty  sickness  substance  abuse  addiction  food  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Career  Politicians  social  contract  Generationengerechtigkeit  junk  food  Desert  fast  food  processed  food  food  poverty  food  borne  illness  food  poisoning  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  pesticide  herbicide  fungicide  heavy  metal  pollution  air  pollution  water  pollution  child  abuse  neglect  health  crisis  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  budget  deficit  corruption  democracy  crony  capitalism  capitalism  Noam  Chomsky  economic  damage  bribery  nepotism  Network  interest  groups  vested  interest  consumerist  consumerism  status  anxiety  status  symbol  diet  dieting  instant  gratification  western  lifestyle  Standard  American  pattern  diet  western  diet 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
5 Reasons to STOP eating FISH [warning graphic] - YouTube
http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=Fish //&! NOBODY ELSE CAN BE AS MUCH CARING TO LOOK AFTER U AS U SHOULD LOOK AFTER URSELF. intrinsic motivation. enlightenment. self-education. informed decision. ethical machine. consciousness. instead comfortably unaware. inconvenient truth. out of sight, out of mind. consumer habit = consumer has it in their hands. // small dose of antibiotics, long-term exposure by spin doctors (reframing) is too small 2 make u sick. // Fukushima fallout = radioactive seafood. // see also nutritionfacts.org/?s=ALS - ALS (& other neurodegenerative diseases) onset/occurrence among population correlates with seafood consumption among population. // The Planet, the environment/ecology is a Public Good. //&! youtu.be/TS9hh-Npc50 - MILK INDUSTRY! - nutritionfacts.org/?s=milk &! youtu.be/0O-ehIkwGME &! youtu.be/TJvrlwnEqbs &! youtu.be/E-PQCCiw_Zs // corporate media reliant on ad$, cant report truthfully&weekly (aka destroy) on culprits of sick population. the food industry!
Fish  Industry  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  FDA  USDA  toxic  toxin  heavy  metal  pollution  pollution  water  pollution  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  carnism  omnivore  Whole  Plant  Foods  Vegan  Alzheimer  dementia  seafood  ALS  food  revolving  door  vested  interest  interest  groups  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  sick  population  health  policy  health  science  medical  profession  medical  research  medical  advances  corruption  bribery  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  Aquaculture  Industry  PCB  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  animal  cruelty  animal  rights  animal  protein  public  awareness  public  interest  public  debate  public  discourse  public  image  public  opinion  public  perception  Good  zombie  consumer  Milk  Industry  Dairy  Industry  Egg  Industry  pharmaceutical  pharma  big  pharma  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  IGF-1  corporate  media  manufactured  consent  Polarisation  populism  propaganda  News  Corp.  News  Corporation  Bloomberg  newscorp  24-hour  cycle  journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  ethical  machine  moral  beliefs  ethical  beliefs  shared  economic  interest  exploitation  Fukushima  Overfishing 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Wasser: Mineralwasser, Leitungswasser - Welches ist am besten? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Eine Gefahr droht dagegen aus der Politik: Das Handelsabkommen TTIP könnte dazu führen, dass die eher strengen europäischen Regeln für den Einsatz von Pestiziden aufgeweicht werden. "Zum Beispiel dürfen amerikanische Äpfel mit einem fünfmal so hohen Restgehalt des Gifts Captan verkauft werden, als in Europa erlaubt ist", sagt Ole Braukmann von Hamburg Wasser. Er fürchtet, dass die deutschen Bauern bald ebenfalls mehr spritzen: "Für den Gewässerschutz kann die diskutierte Angleichung der Gesetze einen Rückschritt in die Siebzigerjahre bedeuten."
Consumer  Protection  TTIP  pesticide  herbicide  Nitrate  water  scarcity  drinking  water  water  supply  water  pollution  water  security  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  agriculture  industry  mono  agriculture  agriculture  policy  livestock  farming  Factory  Industrial  agriculture  sustainability  sustainable  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  water  rights  heavy  metal  pollution  air  pollution  pollution  animal  rights  animal  protein  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Dairy  Meat  Egg  antibiotics  Petroleum  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  Milk 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Life expectancy in Scotland increases
"Men in the least deprived areas of Scotland may live 12.5 years longer than those in the most deprived areas while women in the least deprived areas could expect to live 8.5 years longer than those in the most deprived."
Scotland  UK  alcoholism  alcohol  abuse  binge  drinking  public  health  policy  public  health  sick  population  NHS  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  stress  omnivore  Western  pattern  diet  lifestyle  diet  Standard  American  living  living  environment  living  spaces  of  living  city  living  noise  pollution  air  pollution  heavy  metal  pollution  pollution  quality  of  life  inequality  Gini  coefficient 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event
In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event. [...] And while previous extinctions have been driven by natural planetary transformations or catastrophic asteroid strikes, the current die-off can be associated to human activity, a situation that the lead author Rodolfo Dirzo, a professor of biology at Stanford, designates an era of "Anthropocene defaunation." // Book http://bit.ly/M47bEd "our own downfall at our own hands. Domino's are falling." - Guardian Series: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/series/sixth-extinction || http://bit.ly/1jzy1Ol Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
environmental  disaster  living  environment  ecological  disaster  mass  extinction  Poaching  global  warming  climate  change  air  pollution  water  pollution  ocean  warming  ocean  acidification  heavy  metal  pollution  pollution  evolution  Biodiversity  society  human  progress  human  tragedy  Anthropocene  Anthropocene  defaunation  deforestation  Amazonas  rainforest  monoculture  industrial  agriculture  Farming  unknown  unknowns  unintended  consequences  complexity  incomplete  information  zoonosis  Zoonotic  Diseases  apocalypse  Elizabeth  Kolbert  human  being  humanity  climate  science  climate  system  weather  extreme  extreme  weather  drought  Wildfire  flooding  flash  floods  fossil  fuel  carbon  dioxide  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  Naomi  Klein  book  climate  crisis  Career  Politicians  Political  Governance  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  accountability  personal  values  corporatism  crony  capitalism  short-term  thinking  long-term  thinking  long-term  view  Wall  Street  transparency  oversight  regulators  self-regulation  regulation  fracking  corporate  corporate  values  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  consumer  debt 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
How Much Climate-Change Denial Can the Market Bear? | VICE News
Market analysts anticipated none of these because their focus is the economy, NOT the environment. Those guys are looking to make money, while scientists are overwhelmingly in agreement that not only is global warming happening, but that the worst is yet to come.
climate  change  climate  science  economic  model  economic  history  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  complexity  weather  extreme  extreme  weather  drought  Wildfire  water  security  water  pollution  air  pollution  heavy  metal  pollution  water  scarcity  water  supply  California  Vegas  Dust  Bowl  USA  weather  system  Europe  food  security 
april 2014 by asterisk2a
Arktis: Umweltverschmutzung vergiftet Eismöwen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Bei Seevögeln und anderen Tieren vor allem auf den oberen Stufen der Nahrungskette sammeln sich diese Schadstoffe im Körper an.
Great  Pacific  Garbage  Patch  heavy  metal  pollution  complexity  ecosystem  plastic  nation  pollution  unintended  consequences  water  pollution  ecological  disaster  air  pollution 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Why Are So Many Dolphins Washing Up Dead on the East Coast? | Surprising Science
“Males don’t have a mechanism for shedding contaminants,” he says. “The females shed significant amounts of their lipid-soluble contaminants through lactation, so the calf gets a hell of a dose early on in life, and some of the most outrageous levels of contaminants we’ve seen have been in calves.” It’s possible that the overall buildup of contaminants in these animals—along with other stresses attributable to human activity, such as increased noise and competition for space and food with humans—is making them more susceptible to infectious pathogens. + http://www.economist.com/node/18741749
pesticide  heavy  metal  pollution  complexity  herbicide  pollution  Anthropocene  Anthropozän  ecology  unintended  consequences  water  pollution  ecological  disaster  air  pollution 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Hot Dogs & Leukemia | NutritionFacts.org
90-95% of Cancer Risk is the Environment. Diet and Lifestyle (ie too much sun exposure, air pollution, water pollution, excessive cell phone usage, carcinogens in product like make-up, smoking, lack of exercise, alcohol).
Alcohol  heavy  metal  pollution  pollution  western  lifestyle  air  pollution  genetics  epigenetics  western  diet  western  society  water  pollution  cancer  alcohol-abuse  alcoholism 
may 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Our World: Born Under a Bad Sign ( Iraq records huge rise in birth defects )
Yalda Hakim travels to Iraq to investigate the staggering rise in the numbers of babies born with birth defects and cancer since the start of the war ten years ago. + - chemicals in weapons over time, toxic environment, causes a rise in cancer and birth defects - led and mercury poisoning http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/iraq-records-huge-rise-in-birth-defects-8210444.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/30/faulluja-birth-defects-iraq http://www.globalresearch.ca/depleted-uranium-far-worse-than-9-11/2374
heavy  metal  pollution  foreign  policy  gwbush  unintended  consequences  foreignaffairs  Iraq  USA  environment  War  birth  defect  Iraq  War  cancer  public  health 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Chinese Anger Over Pollution Becomes Main Cause of Social Unrest - Bloomberg
“The environment has become a problem the people are very concerned about, including me,” Fu said. “Every morning I open the curtains to see if there’s any haze.” The burning of coal is the main source of pollution in Beijing, according to estimates by Greenpeace and Peking University’s School of Public Health. Power companies have a social responsibility to reduce emissions, China Huadian Corp. President Yun Gongmin said yesterday. The company, one of China’s largest state-owned electricity producers, plans to spend as much as 6 billion yuan (964.9 million) this year on units to strip emissions of sulfur and nitrates. “The continuous air haze in Beijing is so pathetic,” Yun said yesterday. “Watching people wearing anti-toxin mask in the capital is pretty embarrassing. Nobody wants to live in a polluting city for fear of getting diseases within two to three years.”
heavy  metal  pollution  2013  public  health  policy  pollution  China  public  health  air  pollution 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
$20 trillion shale oil find surrounding Coober Pedy 'can fuel Australia' | News.com.au
SOUTH Australia is sitting on oil potentially worth more than $20 trillion, independent reports claim – enough to turn Australia into a self-sufficient fuel producer.
>> potential for a US-style “shale oil” boom in [South Australia]
>> The Wall Street Journal reported last week the US could pass Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil producer this year, thanks to the shale oil explosion.
peakoil  heavy  metal  pollution  USA  environment  Politics  energy  policy  australia  toxic  waste  pollution  shale  oil  fracking 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Study finds unsafe mercury levels in 84 percent of all fish - CBS News
A new study from the Biodiversity Research Institute in Maine found that 84 percent of fish have unsafe levels of mercury. That poses a health risk for humans, exceeding the guidelines for eating certain kinds of fish more than once a month.

"Many of the tuna fish we eat, for example, swim in the South China Sea, and that's mercury pollution that comes into cans and into our pantries every day,"

The proposed U.N. treaty calls for: filtering mercury emissions out of burning coal; cutting mercury use in gold mining; reducing its use in manufacturing of electronic switches and batteries.
pollution  overfishing  ecosystem  environment  mercury  food  industry  heavy  metal  pollution 
january 2013 by asterisk2a

related tags

1%  2.0  3D  24-hour  abuse  academia  academics  account  accountability  acid  acidification  acrylamide  Act  addiction  additives  ADHD  advances  advantage  ageing  agglomeration  agreement  agriculture  AIIB  air  alcohol  alcohol-abuse  alcoholism  alkaline  ALS  Alzheimer  Amazonas  American  animal  Anthropocene  Anthropozän  anti-ageing  anti-inflammatory  antibiotic  antibiotics  antioxidant  anxiety  apocalypse  apprenticeship  Aquaculture  Aquifer  arachidonic  Aral  Arsenic  Artificial  austerity  australia  autoimmune  automation  avoidance  awareness  bag  Bank  barackobama  barriers  Based  BBQ  beauty  being  beliefs  bicycling  big  binge  bio  Biodiversity  birth  Bloomberg  book  borne  Bowl  BPA  Brazil  bribery  BRIC  British  Brockovich  bubble  budget  budget2010  budget2015  Budget2016  Buy  Buy-to-Let  C  cadmium  California  caloric  calorie  Cameron  campaign  cancer  capital  capitalism  carbon  carbonemission  carbonfootprint  carcinogen  carcinogenic  care  Career  Carney  carnism  CETA  Chain  change  Chemical  child  childcare  childhood  China  cholesterol  Chomsky  chronic  city  climate  coastal  code  coefficient  cohesion  coldprogression  coloring  Colors  commodity  community  commuting  competitive  competitiveness  complexity  conglomerate  consent  consequences  Conservative  constituency  consumer  consumerism  consumerist  contamination  contract  COP21  coral  Corp.  corporate  Corporation  corporatism  corruption  cost  cow  creation  Creative  Creatives  credit  creditor  crime  crisis  crony  crop  cruelty  Cup  current  cycle  cycling  Dairy  damage  David  DDT  debate  debt  debtor  defaunation  defect  deficit  deforestation  dementia  democracy  Democratic  depletion  deregulation  Desert  Desertification  development  diet  diet-related  dietary  dieting  dioxide  disaster  discourse  disease  diseases  distribution  diversity  DNA  doctor  dogma  door  double  Dream  drinking  drinks  drought  Duncan  Dust  DWP  dyes  Eating  ecological  ecology  economic  economics  economies  economy  ecosystem  education  efficiency  Egg  election  Elizabeth  emissions  endotoxin  energy  engineering  entry  environment  environmental  epidemic  epigenetics  era  Erin  erosion  error  ethical  ethics  Europe  European  evasion  evolution  exploitation  extinction  extreme  Factory  fairness  farming  Fashion  fast  fasting  FDA  female  fertility  FIFA  finite  fiscal  fish  flash  flooding  floods  Fodder  folly  food  Foods  foreign  foreignaffairs  fossil  fracking  free  fuel  Fukushima  Funding  fungicide  further  G  gains  gap  Garbage  general  Generationengerechtigkeit  genetics  George  Germany  Gesellschaft  Gini  global  globalwarming  GMO  good  governance  gratification  Great  green  Grid  groups  gwbush  hacker  happiness  health  heavy  Hegemony  Help  herbicide  Hinkley  history  Housing  human  humanity  Iain  ideology  IGF-1  illness  image  IMF  immigration  immune  income  incomplete  index  India  industrial  industry  inefficiencies  inequality  inflammation  information  infrastructure  Insecticide  instant  intake  intangible  interest  intermittent  intervention  intrinsic  investigative  investment  Iraq  Is  IVF  job  Jobs  journalism  journalismus  Juicing  junk  kalte  killing  Klein  knowledge  Kolbert  labour  leucine  levels  lies  life  lifestyle  liquidity  liquidity-trap  livestock  living  livingspaces  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  London  long-term  longevity  low-grade  machine  macroeconomic  macroprudential  mad  majority  Makers  male  Manifesto  manufactured  Manufacturing  Mark  market  marketing  mass  Massentierhaltung  maximisation  Meat  media  medical  medicine  mercury  metal  metals  methylmercury  microeconomic  migration  Milk  minority  Mobile  mobility  model  monetary  mono  monocrop  monoculture  Monsanto  moral  morality  motivation  Movement  mTOR  NAFTA  Naomi  nasty  nation  national  Nationalisation  Nationalization  neglect  neoliberal  neoliberalism  nepotism  Network  News  newscorp  NHS  NIRP  Nitrate  No  Noam  noise  obesity  ocean  oceans  OECD  of  oil  Olympics  omnivore  opinion  Osborne  output  overfishing  oversight  Oxidative  Pacific  Palm  parenthood  parenting  Party  Patch  pattern  PCB  peakoil  perception  personal  pesticide  Petroleum  pharma  pharmaceutical  planning  Plant  Plant-Based  plastic  Plastik  Poaching  Point  poisoning  Polarisation  policy  Political  Politicians  Politics  pollution  population  populism  Positioning  post-antibiotic  Poultry  poverty  PR  premature  presidency  prevention  price  prices  printing  Privatisation  Process  processed  productivity  profession  profit  progress  Progression  progressive  promises  propaganda  property  Protection  protectionism  protein  public  QE  quality  R&D  radical  rainforest  rate  recovery  recycling  redistribution  reef  regulation  regulators  renewable  rent-seeking  rentier  Representation  research  resistance  resource  resources  response  restriction  restructuring  Revolution  revolving  Rich  Right  rights  Rio  rising  road  Robotics  safety  Save  scandal  scarcity  scheme  science  Scotland  sea  seafood  Sector  security  self-regulation  Service  Services  shale  shared  shareholder  short-term  sick  sickness  skill  skills  Smart  Smith  smog  Soccer  social  society  soda  soft  Software  soil  solar  spaces  Speciesism  spending  sperm  spin  stakeholder  standard  status  STEM  storage  Street  stress  subsidies  subsidizing  substance  Super  supply  sustainability  sustainable  symbol  system  tax  taxpayer  tension  The  thinking  TISA  to  tobin  tobin-tax  Tories  tourism  toxic  toxicity  toxin  TPP  trade  trading  tragedy  transparency  transportation  trap  trickle-down  Tropical  TTIP  UK  underinvestment  unintended  Union  unknown  unknowns  unkown  urban  urbanisation  USA  USDA  value  values  VAT  vegan  Vegas  Vegetable  vegetarian  vested  view  Wall  War  warming  waste  water  weather  welfare  well  Wertegesellschaft  western  white  white-collar  WHO  Whole  Whole-Food  Whoole  Wildfire  wind  work  Workers  World  Zero  ZIRP  zombie  zoonosis  Zoonotic 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: