Union members put human rights and lives above asbestos jobs

Children protesting in the streets of Indian villages and outrage voiced by physicians and human rights activists have not stopped Canada from shipping deadly asbestos to developing countries. But one of Quebec’s most powerful unions says it will no longer … Continue reading

Exporting Death: Rejuvenating Canada’s Last Asbestos Mine

ASBESTOS, Quebec – There appears to be a scientific miracle happening about 75 miles north of the U.S.- Canadian border and it’s angering hundreds of physicians and public health workers around the globe. Politicians, entrepreneurs and bureaucrats in Quebec insist … Continue reading

Your pets can make life better but sleeping with them can sometimes expose you to horrible diseases

    This is the kind of story that people love to hate and several hundred who read a longer version of this on AOL News today haven’t been shy about questioning my sanity, professionalism and lineage.  In the spirit … Continue reading

Tis the season to be a bit worried about TSA’s X-ray safety claims.

Let’s start with the bottom line. If the hundreds of full body X-ray scanners that TSA is using at airports across the country are operating safely, the travelers passing between the two walls of the devices are receiving the same … Continue reading

Lawyer spends $500,000 to prove that USDA allows sale of millions of pounds of dangerous meat.

It’s easy to suspect ulterior motives when a lawyer says the sky is falling or this or that can kill you.  But in the case of William Marler, who many believe is one of the nation’s leading food safety lawyers, … Continue reading

USDA may find courage to outlaw bacteria in your burgers that sickens 30,000 a year.

Do you ever wonder why the beef industry and government warn consumers to “cook the life out of your burgers?” To understand what’s behind these words of caution we need to discuss some facts, acronyms, how the food poisoning, especially … Continue reading

Vuvuzelas may permanently deafen thousands and the horrible horns will arrive in U.S. ballparks this week

The man who first created and marketed the painfully noisy vuvuzela horn is now including ear plugs with the plastic noisemakers.  But Neil Van Schalkwyk’s generosity may come too late for thousands whose hearing has already been damaged or destroyed. … Continue reading