EPA news, articles and information:
|11/15/2014 - The planet's growing dependency on fossil fuels is inadvertently altering our environments in ways scientists are just beginning to understand. Practices like hydraulic fracking not only have adverse environmental effects but have also spurred an economic transformation in the U.S. as the nation distances...|
|11/9/2014 - A memo from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the way that this agency gives more weight to poorly conducted, industry-funded studies than to the overwhelming body of evidence showing that pesticides are harmful.
The memo concerns an insecticide named chlorpyrifos (trade name Lorsban),...|
|10/24/2014 - The results of a new study confirm what most already know regarding the dangers of drinking bottled water that's been left in the sun. Published in the September journal of Environmental Pollution, scientists warn against leaving plastic bottled water in any warm place, especially the car.
|10/18/2014 - Introduced by French dentists who immigrated to the U.S. in 1833, the use of amalgam as a dental restoration material became popular as blacksmiths, barbers and tradesman easily made it from the fillings of silver coins and other metals. Adding liquid mercury helped to amalgamate the mixture of metals,...|
|9/26/2014 - For decades, top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (PEA) were aware that a compound approved for agricultural use in the United States was wiping out the honeybee population, but they chose to ignore the compound's effects in deference to pressure from agri-giant corporations.
|9/3/2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) are readying to approve a powerful new herbicide, as well as three genetically modified organisms (GMOs) engineered to resist it, that has not been adequately vetted for either safety or effectiveness. And at least 50 members...|
|8/20/2014 - A collection of science and journalism organizations is pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to stop its policy of restricting independent scientists who advise the agency against talking to media outlets without first getting permission.
In a letter addressed to the agency in early April,...|
|7/28/2014 1:19:48 PM - Federal regulators with the Environmental Protection Agency have denied a request from the state of Texas to permit its farmers to use a very powerful and dangerous herbicide against invasive "superweeds" that are threatening to overtake cotton crops.
EPA officials cited added risks to drinking water...|
|7/13/2014 - The U.S. is in the midst of an arsenic crisis. And yet a single U.S. congressman, admittedly influenced by corporate lobbying, is consciously blocking efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose new restrictions on the chemical element that would protect the public against this known...|
|7/11/2014 - A young child consuming a typical US diet is exposed to phthalate levels more than twice as high as those considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington and published in the journal Environmental Health in...|
|7/7/2014 - There have been suspicions about pesticides causing colony collapse disorder (CCD) where suddenly many bees die or disappear from their hives and never return. In particular, many scientists have been suspecting a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.
After several large scale bee keeper and...|
|7/3/2014 - EPA workers at the Region 8 office in Denver, Colorado, might feel a mile high or even think that they're losing their minds after seeing human feces in the hallway of the government building.
According to an internal email obtained by Government Executive, the federal employees have been warned...|
|6/3/2014 - Mercury tests conducted on vaccines at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab have revealed a shockingly high level of toxic mercury in an influenza vaccine (flu shot) made by GlaxoSmithKline (lot #9H2GX). Tests conducted via ICP-MS document mercury in the Flulaval vaccine at a shocking 51 parts per million,...|
|5/24/2014 - Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency assured Congress during recent testimony on Capitol Hill that the agency planned to resolve an extraordinary dispute with its inspector general regarding allegations that an office of the agency run by President Obama's top political staff worked to...|
|4/29/2014 - Food freedom begins with land freedom, because if you have no control over your own property, you have no real control over what you can use it for, including growing your own organic foods.
And if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gets its way, what property rights you still have may vanish...|
|4/29/2014 - The world's second-largest home improvement retail store, Lowe's, has agreed to pay a federal penalty of half a million dollars following a deal that was reached with the Justice Department last Thursday.
The disciplinary action comes after Lowe's was caught failing to abide by mandatory practices...|
|4/11/2014 - Because of overreaching federal bureaucracy that constantly churns out conflicting and onerous regulations, it is becoming more and more difficult for landowners to use their own property in ways they see fit, even if they don't harm others or the environment.
As reported by Fox News, Wyoming welder...|
|4/3/2014 - The U.S. government intentionally subjected children and adults to bizarre medical experiments that required them to inhale diesel pollutants known to contain cancer-causing chemicals. The experiments involved collecting diesel fumes from idling diesel trucks, then piping those fumes into enclosed chambers...|
|2/20/2014 - In another victory for the chemical industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared that residue of Bt toxin from genetically modified (GM) Bt crops is permissible at all levels in soy foods for humans and soy feed for animals. The EPA has essentially relieved the biotechnology...|
|1/22/2014 - Four days ago, the Associated Press reported that coal-fired power plants are dumping enormous quantities of pollutants into U.S. waterways. According to the Associated Press, the EPA says that coal-fired power plants are dumping nearly 2 million pounds of aluminum, 79,000 pounds of arsenic, 64,000...|
|1/10/2014 - Only a government bureaucracy would seek to impose insane heating rules during the dead of winter, but that's Washinton, D.C., for you - short on common sense, high on authoritarianism, and drunk with power.
That's the only way to explain a new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to impose regulations...|
|1/2/2014 - Some government officials have "agent envy," apparently. Even though they work for Uncle Sam, not all federal employees are created equal.
That could be why one Environmental Protection Agency employee faked being a CIA agent for years. Either that, or - he's just a lunatic. Whatever he is, he's...|
|12/26/2013 - It's not enough that President Obama has worked overtime to destroy the nation's healthcare system and muck up its financial sector (think the Dodd-Frank "financial reform" law), now he's focused on screwing up the only economic engine driving the American economy: the energy sector.
Over the past...|
|10/31/2013 - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SunWise program aims to keep kids and families literally and figuratively "in the dark," while studies clearly show exposure to sunlight offers remarkable protection from cancer. A nation-wide study by William B. Grant, PhD, published in the American Cancer...|
|10/24/2013 - According to the latest available statistics, there are more than 80,000 approved chemicals currently in commercial use. But believe it or not, only a few hundred of these chemicals have ever gone through proper safety testing by their manufacturers or by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...|
|10/18/2013 - The American Tradition Institute (ATI)'s Environmental Law Center, a public policy "think tank" that advocates for free-market environmental and resource stewardship, has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allegedly conducting illegal and inhumane experimentation...|
|10/8/2013 - The government agency entrusted to take care of the environment, the EPA, has become a center for corruption. The American people are learning that a governing body like the EPA cannot even responsibly manage tax dollars, let alone responsibly manage the environment. One corrupt EPA official has just...|
|10/3/2013 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was set up relatively recently - in 1970 - under President Nixon, ostensibly to protect the environment and human health. Instead, the nation's foremost regulatory agency has become one of the most abusive, out of control and unaccountable in all of government.
|10/1/2013 - One of the primary reasons why the U.S. does not sign onto global treaties limiting so-called greenhouse gas emissions is because some of the world's biggest polluters won't sign on or, worse, will sign on and cheat, leaving American industry and business at a huge economic disadvantage.
|9/13/2013 - In what is another example of gross regulatory abuse, a squad of Alaska enviro-agents wearing POLICE-emblazoned body armor and dressed in paramilitary garb recently "raided" a small community for the purpose of - wait for it - checking the quality of water.
According to the Alaska Dispatch newspaper,...|
|9/3/2013 - Omega-3 fatty acids have been the focus of a wide range of studies for various physiological reasons concerning heart health, inflammation and brain health. The brain and nervous system need those fatty acids structurally.
But how those omega-3 fatty acids affect the mental and emotional aspects...|
|8/14/2013 - The infamous organochlorine insecticide, DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), has been banned from agricultural use worldwide since 1972, after world leaders decided it was universally unsafe at the Stockholm Convention. At the time, DDT was linked to cancer and deemed a contact poison to wildlife,...|
|8/13/2013 - In case you weren't aware, there is an all-out assault on The American Way, and it is being waged by an overgrown, all-powerful, unconstitutional fourth branch of government - the Bureaucratic Branch.
Established through a generation's worth of "omnibus" laws, the Bureaucratic Branch has grown massively,...|
|7/18/2013 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which these days would more aptly be titled the Chemical Protection Agency, has passed a new regulation change that will massively increase the maximum allowable levels of herbicide residue in food. According to the new regulation, the EPA has doubled...|
|7/2/2013 - Neonicotinoid pesticides, including the likes of imidacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, dinetofuran and acetamiprid, are coming under heavy scrutiny. Their horrendous, environment-ravishing, bee-killing properties are responsible for entire bee colony collapses. As these poisons are sprayed into...|
|6/30/2013 - Just prior to his recent death, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) introduced new legislation to reform the inherently flawed Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA), an atrocious piece of legislation that over the years has allowed an untold number of toxic chemicals to flood the consumer products...|
|6/22/2013 - As bad as it was that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative and Tea Party groups filing for tax-exempt status, it appears now that the IRS wasn't the only federal agency doing so.
According to June 4 Fox News report, the Environmental Protection Agency - itself used by successive administrations...|
|6/18/2013 - This is an urgent action alert from Natural News and the Health Ranger. Public comments are due by July 1 to object to new EPA regulations which are already in place, allowing glyphosate contamination of food crops, edible oils and waterways at concentrations which are thousands of times higher than...|
|6/15/2013 - At a time of record budget deficits it is beyond maddening to hear details of how the swollen, bloated federal bureaucracy continues to abuse the American taxpayer.
According to Government Executive, an industry trade magazine, a recent internal audit by the Environmental Protection Agency's office...|
|5/22/2013 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that environmental toxins and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are linked to health problems. The EPA lists a "Dirty Dozen" that can cause health issues, such as the brain, thyroid, and cause violence. More than 60,000 substances are...|
|5/3/2013 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in hot water following the agency's impetuous release of sensitive information on roughly 80,000 American farmers and cattle ranchers, according to new reports. In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by a trio of environmental...|
|2/27/2013 - Politics, not science, is what continues to drive the water fluoridation agenda today, and it was always the impetus behind the original passage of corrupt water fluoridation guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) more than 50 years ago. But many EPA scientists, it...|
|1/5/2013 - The Obama administration has been in office now going on four years. Do you know which cabinet-level department is headed up by Richard Winsor?
If you're scratching your head, don't worry - you're not alone. There is no cabinet-level department head named Richard Windsor in the Obama administration.
|12/6/2012 - It's true the almost five million barrels of oil that contaminated the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill was an ecological nightmare. And residents of the area have complained for the last two years that the chemicals dumped into the area as an ill-thought-out solution have made...|
|11/21/2012 - When he was elected to his first term in 2008, Barack Obama promised the most open, transparent administration in U.S. history.
"My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of...|
|10/10/2012 - If your child suddenly starts marching around the house demanding that you turn off every light switch after leaving a room, or begins attaching hangers to door handles that grade your family's energy use habits, he or she may have been recruited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as...|
|9/3/2012 - Just in case you've forgotten, EPA stands for Environmental Protection Agency. That was sarcasm. You haven't forgotten. But it appears the EPA has.
Reading alphabet soup can be confusing. The FDA, USDA and EPA all seem to cross over each other when it comes to what happens with food.
|8/6/2012 - The Tenth Amendment has been described by some constitutional scholars and experts as the Bill of Rights' catch-all amendment, in that it was written into the nation's founding document as a way to remind future federal lawmakers and officials that unless the Constitution explicitly allows it or bans...|
|7/27/2012 - This is the transcript of an interview with health freedom attorney Jonathan Emord. See the original video on TV.NaturalNews.com
Health Ranger: Welcome, everyone. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger with NaturalNews talking about food freedom today, and we have a very special guest: a health freedom...|
|7/12/2012 - The expanding Leviathan state appears to be on auto-drive these days; the latest example of Big Brother's overreach coming from the always-intrusive Environmental Protection Agency.
Farmers around the country are complaining about the EPA flying over their property to "check" for alleged violations...|
|6/25/2012 - As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to approve scores of drone applications for a range of federal, state and local agencies, concern among Americans and privacy groups is rising about the use of these drones for illegal surveillance.
The latest federal agency to potentially have...|
|6/14/2012 - As the federal Leviathan becomes ever larger and all-powerful, its Executive Branch tentacles reach further and further into the American fabric as it seeks to exert authority and control over more and more of our lives.
The latest power-mad grab can be attributed to the not-so-illustrious Environmental...|
|6/13/2012 - June 6, 2012, was a very strange day for northern Indiana and southern Michigan, where a series of strange explosions and a subsequent nuclear radiation spike left local residents combing for answers. And though there are still many missing pieces to the puzzle, it has become clear that some type of...|
|4/20/2012 - In the following interview, Mike Adamsconducts a video interview with neurosurgeon, researcher and writer Dr. Russell Blaylock - an expert on excitotoxins like aspartame and MSG - about fraudulent vaccine science. Dr. Blaylock reveals the disturbing truth about vaccine trials and ethics, as well as...|
|3/28/2012 - An Idaho couple that was ordered recently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop building a house on their own property and pay fines of up to $75,000 a day until the property was returned back to its original condition, has been granted due process and a hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court....|
|1/17/2012 - Stories about overreach from Washington, D.C. abound, but just when you think you've heard them all comes yet another that makes you shake your head in disbelief and wonder just whom is supposed to be working for whom in this grand old Republic of ours.
Taking into account that most of us want clean...|
|12/23/2011 - For the first time, a federal report has verified that chemicals used in natural gas hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," can, and do, cause groundwater contamination. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a 121-page draft report on the issue that contain evidence linking...|
|12/14/2011 - The Environmental Protection Agency on December 7 released its first report linking fracking to water contamination. The report identified fracking as the source of poisons, including the carcinogen benzene, in the groundwater of a central Wyoming community.
Something in the water
|11/22/2011 - Compelling evidence now exists to demonstrate that heart disease is largely caused by the proliferation of increased levels of small, dense LDL cholesterol particles that have become oxidized in the blood and of abnormalities relating to insulin resistance. Both factors combine to deal a potentially...|
|11/17/2011 - Traditional wood-burning stoves are still one of the most cost-efficient, sustainable, and renewable sources of energy production that families can use to heat their homes. But the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not a huge fan of them, as was evidenced by its recent decision to push those...|
|9/30/2011 - Many people make the potentially fatal presumption that aging, chronic diseases and premature aging are natural events that come with advancing years. A plethora of current research studies confirm that nothing could be farther from the truth. In addition to super-nutrient (such as resveratrol, curcumin...|
|9/9/2011 - The assault against American industry and individual livelihood continues -- and no, it is not coming from Al-Qaeda or other foreign terrorists. A recent report from R-CALF USA, an advocacy group for American cattle producers, says the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared harmless cattle...|
|8/29/2011 - The Institute of Medicine is suddenly in the news following the release of its vaccine "adverse events" research which found that MMR vaccines actually cause measles, seizures and anaphylactic shock. The old media predictably distorted the story and used it to deceptively announce that "vaccines are...|
|8/16/2011 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to launch an investigation into the effects of bisphenol A (BPA) after a number of highly-publicized studies have found that the estrogen-mimicking hormone is a threat to human health. According to the EPA's report on the subject, the environment...|
|8/2/2011 - The DuPont chemical company recently received approval from the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for its new herbicide Imprelis (aminocyclopyrachlor), which has been alleged as an "environmentally friendly" alternative to other herbicides.
However, a recent New York Times (NYT) report implicates...|
|7/20/2011 9:27:54 PM - Before getting into the crux of this update, something first needs to be said. While I may be speaking about Hawaii, please understand that this not only applies to Hawaii but every place where YOU live.
Hawaii is our aina (land) of which we are an integral part. It doesn't matter if we are white,...|
|6/12/2011 - In an age when the U.S. government is spending the nation into oblivion, it never ceases to amaze us to learn of the new and inventive ways Washington can dispose of your tax dollars.
In a report published last week, Cybercast New Service said the Environmental Protection Agency gave more than $1.2...|
|5/31/2011 - As the radioactive fallout from Japan has officially reached the level of Chernobyl's catastrophe and encroached onto the U.S. and Canada, the EPA, for the lack of a drug to recommend, has been playing the role of psychotherapist - "you are OK, we are OK, don't worry." Even better, the psychotherapeutic...|
|5/26/2011 - Following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011, many Americans turned to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) RadNet monitoring system for up-to-date information about radiation levels in the US. However, it turns out they were unable to get this crucial data because the...|
|5/5/2011 - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday that it is ceasing its special monitoring protocols in the US for radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, despite the fact that no real progress at the plant has been made, and threats to the US are persistent....|
|5/4/2011 - On Wednesday, April 27, the Obama administration's US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) jointly released a new draft guidance for the federal Clean Water Act that aims to dramatically expand both the scope of what constitutes a "water source," as well as the...|
|4/22/2011 4:35:12 AM - Decadent and delicious, much-loved strawberries have a dark side. The recently approved strawberry pesticide methyl iodide has been called "one of the most toxic chemicals on earth" by Dr. John Froines, UCLA Professor of Environmental Health and Chair of California's independent scientific committee...|
|4/11/2011 4:53:57 PM - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to release new data showing that various milk and water supply samples from across the US are testing increasingly high for radioactive elements such as Iodine-131, Cesium-134, and Cesium-137, all of which are being emitted from the ongoing Fukushima...|
|4/5/2011 - The mass radioactive contamination of our planet is now under way thanks to the astonishing actions taking place at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan. As of last night, TEPCO announced it is releasing 10,000 tons of radioactive water directly into the Pacific Ocean. That 2.4 million gallons of...|
|2/4/2011 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified the need to set a limit on the amount of perchlorate, a toxic chemical found in rocket fuel, that is permissible in water supplies. The agency says perchlorates negatively affects the body's ability to uptake iodine, which in turn alters...|
|2/3/2011 - Numerous studies are linking the intake of omega-3 oils with improvements in cognitive function, visual acuity, and overall brain development. Our western culture has introduced processed vegetable oils and man-made fats that are inflaming and retard normal brain growth. Increasing high quality, long-chain...|
|1/19/2011 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a petition filed by the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Beyond Pesticides, to stop the commercial use of sulfuryl fluoride in food. The EPA agreed with the groups' position that the insecticide and food...|
|1/5/2011 - A Colorado beekeeper recently obtained a leaked document revealing that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knows a popular crop pesticide is killing off honey bees, but has allowed its continued approval anyway. Despite opposition from its own scientists, EPA officials first gave the a-okay...|
|12/5/2010 - A recent story from The Washington Post reveals that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knowingly dragged their feet on releasing an important report about the dangers of contaminated drinking water supplies. And top officials...|
|9/7/2010 - Emerging research increasingly indicates that the U.S. water supply is widely contaminated with the endocrine disrupting chemical atrazine, but that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking almost no action on the threat.
Atrazine is an herbicide widely sprayed on corn fields in the Midwest,...|
|8/6/2010 - There is a new piece of legislation before Congress that will require chemical manufacturers to prove that an industrial chemical is safe before they can use it in products. The Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 will grant more power to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate chemicals...|
|7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...|
|7/20/2010 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is urging the U.S. Congress to reinstate a pollution tax on heavy polluter industries in order to fund the agency's "Superfund program". This program works to clean up the nation's worst uncontrolled and abandoned hazardous waste sites that are damaging...|
|3/5/2010 - After 11 years of secrecy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to reverse a prior decision that allowed pesticide manufacturers to conceal the inert ingredients from their product labels. Since many of these ingredients are toxic, the agency now believes that consumers should...|
|2/4/2010 - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires that manufacturers of products containing potentially toxic chemicals disclose their ingredients to the federal government, however a loophole in the requirement allows manufacturers to arbitrarily withhold information that they deem sensitive to...|
|12/8/2009 - Carbon dioxide is a threat to human life, says the EPA under the direction of the Obama Administration. With this declaration, the agency has bypassed Congress and can now begin to regulate CO2 as a toxic substance.
The timing of this declaration was obviously planned to coincide with the Copenhagen...|
|10/7/2009 - It was revealed that a handful of the activist agencies which were behind the petition to the EPA to regulate nano-silver as a pesticide received funding from pharmaceutical giant Merck, which annually has hundreds of billions of dollars in profits from patented antibiotics which colloidal silver poses...|
|9/25/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has blasted the FDA's analysis of the benefits and risks of fish consumption.
The analysis is "not a product [we] should endorse," the EPA concluded, "as it does not reach the level of scientific rigor."
In the last days of the Bush administration, the...|
|6/23/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed an agreement with the DuPont corporation, imposing a new maximum level of a toxic Teflon chemical in drinking water near a factory in Parkersburg, West Virginia. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), however, the agreement does not go...|
|2/11/2009 - The nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice has sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to properly take into account the health and ecological risks of approved pesticides.
"There are several pesticides on the market that pose extreme risks to human health - through the...|
|2/8/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a strong warning that global warming will have "substantial human health impacts" within the next few decades. The warning came in a report released only days after the same agency declined to regulate global warming-causing greenhouse gases as pollutants...|
|2/4/2009 - What do the top authors, doctors and health experts have to say about the realtionship between omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation? I asked my Private Research Library that question recently and was overwhelmed with the remarkable wisdom it revealed.
Below, I share the top quotes from noted authors...|
|1/20/2009 - Urgent Action Needed - Petition Seeks to Have Nano-Silver Regulated as a Pesticide. A coalition of environmental and activist groups have been inundating their members with emails and other messages to garner support for a misguided petition to have the EPA regulate nano-sized silver particles as pesticides....|
|1/5/2009 - Higher intake of the omega-3 essential fatty acid known as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) can decrease a person's risk of suffering a second stroke, according to a study conducted by researchers from Toyama University Hospital in Japan and published in the journal Stroke.
Researchers studied 18,645...|
|11/24/2008 - What comes to mind when you think of arsenic? For most people, it conjures up a deadly poison used by killers in fictional mystery novels and some real-life murderers, too. But the danger of this toxic substance most often comes not from some evil-doer but simply from exposure to it through our environment,...|
|10/15/2008 - The EPA has apparently decided that it is not necessary to remove from our drinking water a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has been found in public water supplies in the United States. The EPA reached this conclusion in a draft regulatory document that has not yet been released to the public.
|10/13/2008 - The citizens of Maryland are fed up with the U.S. Army for failing to comply with a clean-up order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a year ago, according to an article in the Baltimore Sun by Timothy B. Wheeler. Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler sent the Army...|
|9/12/2008 - Any guesses who the U.S.'s largest polluter is? Would it surprise you to hear that it is the Defense Department? Probably not that surprising if you think it through. How about this, though. The Defense Department is currently resisting EPA orders to clean up Fort Meade and two other bases where they...|
|9/4/2008 - According to a report by the Organic Consumers Association, a toxic chemical that is a byproduct of rocket fuel is rapidly poisoning the food and water supply in the United States. Known as perchlorate, this chemical has been found in 93% of the nation's milk and lettuce supply in a recent FDA study....|
|8/21/2008 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dismissed an award-winning neurotoxin specialist from a toxicology review panel in August, in compliance with a request from the industry lobby group the American Chemical Council.
Deborah Rice, currently an employee of the Maine Department of Health and...|
|7/31/2008 - Were you aware that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regularly estimates the "value of statistical life?" Five years ago the EPA estimated the value of one human life to be $7.8 million and as of May, 2008 the estimation was $6.9 million for one human life. This is almost a $1 million...|
|7/25/2008 - Medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have...|
|7/13/2008 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rejected a petition by California and 12 other states to set stricter standards on greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles than those put in place by the federal government.
Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere, causing global warming.
|5/12/2008 - Americans depend upon sound science to ensure that consumer products are safe. If there is undue influence over this science, then the public's health may be compromised.
Are there inappropriate ties between the chemical industry and expert review panels hired by the Environmental Protection Agency...|
|4/4/2008 - Picture this: Three guys go into a bar. The batender asks, "What'll you have?" "A beer", says the first guy. Second one says, "Whiskey" and turning to the third guy asks, "what about you?" "Oh me, I really need a good strong kick, one with lots of punch to it... Yep, I think this day calls for a big...|
|3/11/2008 - People of the world, the US Government is planning to poison more than two million people, in California, using an untested biological "pesticide" this summer. The chemical to be sprayed is classified by the EPA as a "pesticide" and the plan is to douse cities with this chemical designed to stick on...|
|3/4/2008 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dismissed an award-winning neurotoxin specialist from a toxicology review panel in August, in compliance with a request from the industry lobby group the American Chemical Council.
Deborah Rice, currently an employee of the Maine Department of Health and...|
|3/3/2008 - I am angry! On January 24th, 2008, United States Department of (USDA) Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner announced the availability of $74.5 million in emergency funding to combat the light brown apple moth (LBAM) infestation in California (1). This announcement comes in conjunction with the release...|
|2/14/2008 - Recently, a reader asked for details about what natural health products are pure. This discussion is ongoing and endless because so many interesting and new methods of preparation appear regularly on the market.
There are some rules that we can follow that serve us pretty well. To begin with, an...|
|2/8/2008 - Sometimes bad dreams do come true. My bad dream was that the government issued quarantine, and forced everybody to be vaccinated for some fake disease. In my dream, I took my family, and fled to the hills to avoid being vaccinated.
Now, nine months later, this dream has come true. In an emergency,...|
|12/31/2007 - Sometimes bad dreams do come true. My bad dream was that the government issued quarantine, and forced everybody to be vaccinated for some fake disease. In my dream, I took my family, and fled to the hills to avoid being vaccinated.
Now, nine months later, this dream has come true. In an emergency,...|
|12/6/2007 - Firing ranges expose the environment and the ecosystem to lead pollution caused by the presence of lead in ammunition projectiles. This makes lead pollution a major concern for the public. When these bullets are fired, they emit lead particles that are then inhaled, absorbed into the skin or disposed...|
|10/25/2007 - On September 9th, 2007 several planes hired by the State of California Food and Agricultural Department (CDFA) flying at an altitude of approximately 500ft sprayed the untested biochemical, CheckMate®OLR-F, on over 30,000 citizens in Monterey and other surrounding cities in California....|
|8/29/2007 - Supplementing with an omega-3 fatty acid called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) may lower the risk of non-fatal coronary events by 20 percent, according to a new Japanese study published in The Lancet.
Researchers followed 18,645 Japanese high-cholesterol patients for four and a half years. All the patients...|
|8/27/2007 - Pollutants such as pesticides and toxins damage the ecosystem and cause a variety of damaging ailments in humans. One particular herbicide, Atrazine, has now been found to turn male frogs into hermaphrodites, rendering them impotent by causing their gonads to produce eggs.
A subject of great scientific...|
|3/27/2007 - After being under review for nearly 30 years, the pesticide lindane was finally withdrawn by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in agriculture last summer. Called by the EPA "one of the most toxic, persistent, bioaccumulative pesticides ever registered," lindane is still stubbornly being supported...|
|2/14/2007 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new regulations on February 9 intended to reduce emissions of the toxic chemical benzene from a variety of gasoline sources.
The new standards do not take full effect until 2030, at which point they are expected to cut annual benzene emissions by...|
|12/29/2006 - The state-based lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and it states as a main argument that the EPA has ignored the advice of its own scientists. The suit suggests that the EPA should lower the acceptable level for airborne soot -- known as fine particulate...|
|12/4/2006 - Nanomaterials -- products and materials changed or created at the atomic and molecular level -- are quickly gaining popularity for their multitude of uses, and while the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to regulate popular nanosilver antibacterial products, ostensibly to protect consumers,...|
|12/1/2006 - EPA scientists from across the nation are in the process of petitioning the U.S. Congress to stem global warming resulting from human-created causes. A letter attached to the EPA petition states "We are writing to protest the lack of progress in addressing global warming."
The letter and petition...|
|10/4/2006 - The EPA announced Aug. 3 that its 10-year review of U.S. pesticide safety had been completed, and administrator Stephen L. Johnson issued an optimistic statement that said, "By maintaining the highest ethical and scientific standards in its pesticide review, EPA and the Bush administration have planted...|
|9/8/2006 - This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established a 30-day public comment period for a motion filed by three watchdog groups that seeks an immediate suspension of all food uses of the pesticide sulfuryl fluoride. The motion, filed by Environmental Working Group (EWG), Fluoride Action Network...|
|8/7/2006 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided after a decade-long review that 31 controversial agricultural pesticides that have been linked to cancer and other health problems are safe for continued use.
The chemicals -- known as organophosphates -- are used extensively in agriculture...|
|8/3/2006 - Attorneys general from 14 states and one U.S. territory are petitioning the Bush administration to require more transparency from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the ingredient labels of pesticides.
The formal request -- issued by the attorneys general of Alaska, Arizona, California,...|
|7/31/2006 - An open letter to the public from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) published at Foodconsumer.org, warns that the already dangerous levels of fluoride in our food supply could be increased if Dow Chemical Co. gets its way, and calls for action to prevent this from happening.
The author of the...|
|3/7/2006 - The crimes committed against children define some of the Holocaust's most morally despicable horrors. In It's My Story, Palmer told Handscomb of the abuses she received as a 13-year-old at Auschwitz. As a result of the damage done to her body by the contraceptive drug experiments forced upon her at...|
|3/6/2006 - This is part two of a two-part series on human medical experimentation. Click here to read part one and the introduction.
The CIA continues a limited number of MKULTRA plans by beginning Project MKSEARCH to develop and test ways of using biological, chemical and radioactive materials in intelligence...|
|3/6/2006 - Two national environmental organizations, Environmental Working Group and Beyond Pesticides, joined today with the Fluoride Action Network in challenging the safety of new food tolerances issued by the EPA for the fluoride based pesticide, sulfuryl fluoride. This action marks growing concern among mainstream...|
|1/2/2006 - It's no secret that long-term diet and nutrition choices have an effect on the way we look and feel; but new studies show that nutrition can also affect the way we think. As it turns out, there really is such a thing as “food for thought.”
It may seem strange that what we put in our stomachs can have...|
|7/21/2004 - Few people know it, but DuPont has a long history of exposing workers and customers to toxic substances, then denying that such substances harm their health. In the mid 20th century, for example, DuPont was one of the many industrial chemical producers involved in the production of lead products such...|
|1/16/2004 7:52:44 AM - What's interesting about this article is the revelation that private
industry groups are meeting with the EPA in what they call an education
effort. But an observation of the meetings between industry groups and
government oversight organizations, tells us that most of these type of
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|1/9/2004 1:25:36 PM - The most important quote in this story about the EPA banning pressure
treated lumber (which contains arsenic) is from Michael Brows, former
general council at the EPA. He says, "The trouble with these product
safety decisions is you get tremendous pressure." What he's talking
about is pressure...|
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