Environmental Health

March 31, 2010

DEADLINE: Chernobyl Study Trip: Nuclear Power and the Future Energy Economy

What's the future for nuclear power? How do we know if it's "safe enough?" What role does it play in preventing climate change? Learn more by joining the Study Trip to visit Chernobyl in Ukraine, Oct. 15-24, 2010. Travel grants available. Deadline for first review of applicants is March 31st.

Enviros Seek Disclosure of Household Cleaning Product Ingredients

A court case involving a 1971 NY law may force manufacturers to make public unlisted toxic chemicals in products like stain remover, dish soap and laundry detergent. The cleanser industry says the action is "unwarranted, and that fears about health risks are misinformed," according to the AP.

Anger as Health Officials Give up Hunt for Acreage Cancer Cause

"Outrage erupted among residents and politicians Wednesday after state health officials announced they don't plan to search for an environmental cause of [Palm Beach County community] The Acreage’s cancer cluster -- and instead will mount a campaign to raise 'awareness' about childhood brain cancer."

Source: Palm Beach Post, 02/04/2010

"Lancet Retracts Study Tying Vaccine to Autism"

"The study that first suggested a link between vaccines and autism and spurred a long-running, acrimonious debate over the safety of vaccines has been retracted by the British medical journal that published it. The withdrawal supports the scientific evidence that vaccinations don't cause autism, but isn't likely to persuade advocacy groups that believe in a link."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 02/03/2010

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