Report Lists Bottled Water Brands With Added Fluoride

from Health Freedom Alliance, January 25, 2015 People in the world become more and more aware of the fact that fluoride, a by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry, wreaks havoc on the brain and the body. Even though there are peer-reviewed scientific proofs against it, the fluoride is still being used in the production of [...]

US Can Benefit From Worldwide Mercury Reduction

from Imperial Valley News, January 3, 2015 Global reductions in mercury emissions should lead to billions in economic benefits for U.S. Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mercury pollution is a global problem with local consequences: Emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources travel around the world through the atmosphere, eventually settling in oceans and waterways, where [...]

Power Plant Mercury Emission Rule Upheld In Court

from E&E News, December 15, 2015 More legal battles likely after mercury rule survives attack The Obama administration scored a major victory in court this morning as federal judges kept U.S. EPA's landmark mercury standards for power plants in place, but the legal battle over the rule isn't done yet. Foes of the mercury standards [...]

Power Plant Pollution Controls Reduce Mercury Contamination

from the Baltimore Sun, December 8, 2015 Emission controls reduce mercury pollution, study finds Emission controls required on out-of-state power plants have yielded big reductions in mercury pollution in Western Maryland's air, a study has found. So far, however, the state's fish remain as contaminated with the toxic chemical as ever, researchers say. Long-term monitoring [...]

Mercury in San Francisco Bay Fish Affecting Health

from KQED.org, November 5, 2015 Some of the California Pacific Medical Center physician’s well-heeled patients were coming into her clinic complaining of fatigue, or trouble thinking – an on-and-off feeling of not being well. Sometimes it was problems with vision, hearing, nausea and vomiting, or a metallic taste in the mouth. In 1999, she began [...]

Fluoride poisoning recognized in Indian villages

from The Guardian, October 29, 2015 The Indian village fighting fluoride poisoning with vitamins and clean water For years the people of Tapatjuri, a remote village in northeast India, thought evil spirits were tormenting them. It was the only way they could explain why hundreds of people in their community were crippled, with bones bent [...]

Endocrine Society Strengthens Statement on Disrupting Chemicals

from Science, September 28, 2105 Links between health problems and endocrine-disrupting chemicals now stronger, statement argues The list of health problems that scientists can confidently link to exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals has grown to include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, a new scientific statement suggests. The statement, released today by the Endocrine Society, also adds support to [...]

Coca-Cola Buys Favor With Health Groups

from The New York Times, September 28, 2015 Coke Spends Lavishly on Pediatricians and Dietitians When the American Academy of Pediatrics needed support for a website it created to promote children’s health, it turned to a surprising partner: Coca-Cola. The world’s largest maker of sugary beverages, Coca-Cola has given nearly $3 million to the academy [...]

States, Industry Sue to Overturn Mercury Pollution Rule

from EENEWS, September 25, 2015 Industry, states ask court to scrap MATS rule Several states and industry groups yesterday asked a federal court to toss out the Obama administration's landmark standards for reducing mercury pollution at coal-fired power plants. Led by White Stallion Energy Center LLC and the state of Michigan, the parties argued that [...]

Mercury news from the ocean

from takepart.com, September 7, 2015 A new study finds an unlikely source of contamination—the fur and skin of elephant seals. Año Nuevo State Reserve sits on a wild stretch of the California coast 60 miles south of San Francisco, far from power plants and other sources of pollution. So when researchers found 35 times more [...]