Environmental Health

Workers Stricken in Honeywell Plant Aftermath

Health problems, some fatal, linger for workers at the Bannister Federal Complex in south Kansas City. It is being closed by Honeywell, the latest in a series of contractors who have operated it for the Energy Department's nuclear weapons program. No nuclear weapons were made there -- only non-nuclear components. But some 785 toxic substances were used there. Despite a $65-million cleanup, workers feel abandoned.

Source: Kansas City Pitch, 11/30/2009

"Coal Pollution Undermines America's Health, Physicians Advise"

"Coal pollutants affect all major body organ systems and contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the United States: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases, concludes a scathing report issued today by Physicians for Social Responsibility."

Source: ENS, 11/19/2009
December 7, 2009 to December 10, 2009

Environmental Stressors in the Developmental of Origins of Disease

Baby risks can morph to adult disease



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