Canadian asbestos will go to developing countries despite worldwide objections.

The government of Quebec has decided to ignore the pleas of human rights advocates, hundreds of public health experts worldwide and one of the province’s largest unions and says it will fund the expansion of Canada’s last asbestos mine. The … Continue reading

New FDA guide to poisoned foods can keep you safe.

How do consumers keep up with the seemingly endless list of poisonous foods and dangerous products that show up on store shelves? Two or three times most weeks, the Food and Drug Administration warns that something in the vegetable bins, … Continue reading

Three Mile Island nuke disaster in ’79 was a day like no other. Until now.

It wasn’t Japan, it wasn’t Chernobyl. “The world has never known a day quite like today,” the somber network news anchor said. “It faced the considerable uncertainties and dangers of the worst nuclear power plant accident of the atomic age.” … Continue reading

When Nuke Planning For The Worst Is Not Enough.

The four decomposing nuclear reactors rocked by the earthquake, tsunami and explosions in Japan are worrisome on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to start the list. Emergency plans for nuke plants seem fine until reality rears back … Continue reading

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