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41. Climate Change is a Threat to Health: Declining Water Quality, Increasing Waterborne Disease

(Web Page; Wed May 14 15:09:00 CDT 2014)

As climate change worsens, changing precipitation patterns and rising water temperatures often bring negative impacts to human health and life. Many areas, both in the United States and globally, experience more intense precipitation as...

Description: Many parts of the United States will experience more precipitation as a result of global warming and much of this increased rainfall likely will come during very heavy storms.

42. Jeannie Economos

(Web Page; Wed Aug 24 11:14:00 CDT 2011)

Jeannie Economos Jeannie has worked for over 20 years on issues of the environment, environmental justice, indigenous and immigrants’ rights, labor, peace, and social justice. From 1996-2001, she worked for the Farmworker Asso...

Description: Jeannie has worked for over 20 years on issues of the environment, environmental justice, indigenous and immigrants’ rights, labor, peace, and social justice.

43. Protecting Farmworker Children from Pesticide Exposure

(Web Page; Tue Jun 24 10:06:00 CDT 2014)

By Joan Flocks, JD, MA In the United States, potentially carcinogenic pesticide exposures are subject to a net of protective regulations. But the population most in need of protection from hazardous exposures - farmworker children &nda...

Description: In the United States, potentially carcinogenic pesticide exposures are subject to a net of protective regulations. But the population most in need of protection from hazardous exposures -- farmworker children -- is falling through holes in that regulatory net.

44. A Food System Overview from the San Francisco Chapter

(Web Page; Tue Mar 01 09:01:00 CST 2011)

By Lucia Sayre This essay is in response to: How does our food production system drive our exposure to toxic chemicals? I would use the phrase “food system” rather than food production system when discussing food and expos...

Description: I would use the phrase “food system” rather than food production system when discussing food and exposure to environmental toxicants.

45. Pesticides in the Air: Kids at Risk

(Web Page; Wed Aug 24 15:02:00 CDT 2011)

By Janette Brimmer and Patti Goldman This essay is in response to: How does our nation's reliance on pesticides affect the health of those who plant and harvest our food? Despite the cries of “EPA overreaching” so prevale...

Description: Despite the cries of “EPA overreaching” so prevalent in the press, EPA regulators are failing children’s health -- especially rural kids in communities of color and economically-disadvantaged populations -- in some crucial ways.

46. "Don't Methylate My DNA or Perturb My Thyroid": An OB/GYN gets tough on pesticides

(Web Page; Thu Feb 24 16:35:00 CST 2011)

By Joanne L. Perron, MD FACOG This essay is in response to: How does our food production system drive our exposure to toxic chemicals? Biblical locusts, medieval plague, and unrelenting malarial mosquitoes: humans have always lived ...

Description: Biblical locusts, medieval plague, and unrelenting malarial mosquitoes: humans have always lived in a pestiferous world. Ever ingenious, humans have devised myriad solutions over the centuries to eradicate insects and vermin.

47. Farmworker Community Health and Pesticides in the Golden State: Leadership or a Tarnished Record?

(Web Page; Wed Aug 24 14:55:00 CDT 2011)

By Ana Mascareñas This essay is in response to: How does our nation's reliance on pesticides affect the health of those who plant and harvest our food? Half of US grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables come from California fields, ...

Description: Half of US grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables come from California fields, which all depend on the hard work of approximately 700,000 farmworkers.

48. Nuclear Famine Report: Limited Nuclear Exchange in One of World's Regions Would Trigger Mass Global Starvation After Slashing Chinese, U.S. Food Production

(Web Page; Tue Apr 24 09:54:00 CDT 2012)

CHICAGO, IL.///April 25, 2012///More than a billion people around the world would face starvation following a limited regional nuclear weapons exchange (such as a clash between India and Pakistan) that would cause major worldwide climate...

Description: Amidst growing tensions in Asia, India-Pakistan confrontation used to show dire consequences around the globe; more than a billion people would be at risk under "nuclear famine" scenario.

49. William C. Holmberg

(Web Page; Wed Dec 12 14:57:00 CST 2012)

William Holberg Bill Holmberg began his military career as an enlisted Marine during the Second World War. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, and holds advanced degrees in Personnel Administration, Soviet Affairs and the Russi...

Description: Bill Holmberg began his military career as an enlisted Marine during the Second World War.

50. Climate Change is a Threat to Health: Heat-Related Illnesses

(Web Page; Mon Jan 05 12:58:00 CST 2015)

As the average global temperature increases, heat waves will become more frequent, more intense, and longer-lasting. Exposure to extreme heat can have lethal consequences. Extreme or long-lasting heat can override the body's ability to...

Description: As the average global temperature increases, heat waves are expected become more frequent, more intense, and longer lasting.