Pollution

H.R. 872: A THREAT TO AMERICA’S WATERWAYS?

BY ON April 4, 2011
This post originally appeared on Mgyerman.com. On March 31, the U.S. House voted in favor of H.R. 872 in a 292-130 vote.  The bill, introduced by Rep. Bob Gibbs(R-OH), was proposed to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control...

TOPICS: Pollution

Safe Seafood

BY ON April 4, 2011
I love seafood and I try to eat low on the food chain, since mercury and other toxins will be lowest. Since I’m a biology teacher and my husband’s family has a shellfishing business that provides us with fresh-caught fish and shellfish, I know where our seafood...

TOPICS: Mercury Poisoning, Pollution

CLEAN AIR IS A SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE FOR BLACK FOLKS

BY ON April 1, 2011
From Gina Carroll,  at Proactive Black Parenting, on why African-American families are especially at risk from air pollution: Compared to White children, Black children have a ·      260% higher emergency room visit rate, ·      250% higher hospitalization rate, and a ·      500% higher death rate from asthma These statistics are frightening...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Asthma, Pollution, Social Justice