Environmental issues

In a recent report on mercury contamination, “Poison Plants“, identified a source of this toxic pollution that most Americans didn’t even realize existed: a small group of chlorine companies still using an outdated production process called “mercury-cell” chlorine production to make their products, even though cleaner, better processes have been available for decades.  Take Action: Sign the Petition!

Global warming
 is not the result of fossil fuels but deforestation. According to Don Supkow, Ph.D., the real problem is global reduction in vegetation resulting from increased road and structure building. He presents a compelling argument that fossil fuel particles in the air actually increase growth of vegetation as nature’s way to compensate for the pollution. Reductions of these air born particles through emissions controls has actually added to the problem. He advocates adding rock dust to improve soil quality and to animal feed for better digestion. His book, Rock Dust and the Environment is published by Starduster Society in Piscataway, NJ is now online. Become a member of Starduster Society and sign up for a free electricity generator.

Surprise: vitamin and mineral content of vegetables has dropped drastically. When Alex Jack compared recently published US Dept. of Agriculture nutrient values with an old `963 USDA handbook   Modern farming methods may produce a large yield from an acre, but there is only so much nutrition that can be extracted from the soil. Maybe that organic produce is a bargain when you consider the nutrient content.

Many people are sickened by environmental contaminants: The Environmental Illness Society of Canada; (http://www.eisc.ca/index1.html) is helping find ways for people to cope. Environmental Illness includes Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS). Some say that current Environmental Illness sufferers are the canaries of our society, in that what is now happening to them, is in reality happening to all of us.

Plastic wraps used on food cooked in microwave may release carcinogens: As a seventh grade student, Claire Nelson learned that di(ethylhexyl)  adepate (DEHA), is considered a carcinogen, and is found in plastic wrap.
She also learned that the FDA had never studied the effect of microwave  cooking on plastic-wrapped food. Claire began to wonder: “Can cancer-causing  particles seep into food covered with household plastic wrap while it is  being microwaved?