Guru Nanak Dev coal plant
By Rady Ananda
Home to two coal power plants, a fertilizer plant, and a large oil refinery, the city of Bathinda in Punjab, India is making people sick. Forty percent of the population (nearly 90,000 people) suffers from respiratory ailments. The area also suffers from a host of other diseases including cancer, at a rate triple that of other areas, which has been linked to agrochemicals.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare, Region: India
Tagged agrochemicals, Allergies, Asthma, bathinda, biotechnology, Birth defects, bt cotton, Cancer, coal industry, dna damage, Environment, farmer suicide, fly ash, genetic engineering, Genetically Engineered Food, gmo, health hazards, huber, india, punjab, scientific studies, spontaneous abortion, surinder singh, uranium, vandana shiva, Water pollution, water rights
By Robert C. Koehler
Leon Panetta, on his first visit to Iraq as secretary of defense last weekend, reached for a Bush moment ten years too late.
“The reason you guys are here is because on 9/11 the United States got attacked,” he said to the assembled troops at Camp Victory in Baghdad, according to the Washington Post. “And 3,000 Americans — 3,000 not just Americans, 3,000 human beings, innocent human beings — got killed because of al-Qaida. And we’ve been fighting as a result of that.”
Yeah, oops, gaffe, Mr. Secretary, right? That Iraq-al-Qaida connection thingy isn’t in the spin anymore, and Panetta’s assistant had to mop up afterwards, making sure no one misinterpreted the boss’s remarks as reopening an old “debate” by reiterating a long-abandoned lie.
Posted in Environment, Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged 911, Birth defects, depleted uranium, ecocide, imperial wars, iraq cancer, leon panetta, ptsd
Because the true consequences of Chernobyl provide a baseline for what people should know as the impacts of the disaster unfold in Japan, EnviroVideo has released an important new video, “Chernobyl: A Million Casualties.” Watch it at http://blip.tv/file/4922080
This 29-minute film is based on the book recently published by the New York Academy of Sciences, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, which concludes that, based on now available medical data, 985,000 people died as a result of the Chernobyl disaster, as of 2004.
“Chernobyl: A Million Casualties” will air nationally on Free Speech TV (freespeech.org) on April 23rd. The 25th anniversary of Chernobyl is April 26.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Energy, Environment, Nuclear Weapons/Energy
Tagged Birth defects, brain damage, Cancer, Chernobyl: A Million Casualties, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, fukushima, Heart disease, intellectual impairment, miscarriage, New York Academy of Sciences, nuclear fallout, nuclear genocide, radioactive food, thyroid damage
By Gina M. Solomon and Sarah Janssen
Journal of the American Medical Assn.
16 Aug 2010 doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1254
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico poses direct threats to human health from inhalation or dermal contact with the oil and dispersant chemicals, and indirect threats to seafood safety and mental health. Physicians should be familiar with health effects from oil spills to appropriately advise, diagnose, and treat patients who live and work along the Gulf Coast or wherever a major oil spill occurs.
Posted in BP oil Gulf, Energy, Environment, Healthcare
Tagged aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene, Birth defects, BP oil catastrophe, bp oilspill cancer, bp oilspill health effects, bp oilspill tumors, central nervous system depression, CNS, JAMA gulf oil health effects, leukemia, naphthalene, respiratory problems, teratogen, toluene, VOCs, xylene