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

U.S. nuke industry says taxpayers won’t pay for a meltdown here. Oh, really?

The U.S. nuclear industry says it would pick up the entire tab should a catastrophic wipeout of multiple reactors happen on American soil. Insurance and risk assessment experts say that’s not even close to the truth, and taxpayers would get … 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

Meltdown fears continue but cyberspace and cable news often filled with bogus information.

Radiation is terrifying to most people. And the less you actually know about it, the more frightening it can be. Watching what looked like an endless Hollywood production of carnage in the coastal communities of northeastern Japan as they were … Continue reading

Does anyone in Washington realize that people will die if these budget cuts are instituted?

The round-the-clock nattering on cable channels and blog sites about the often politically motivated desire to slice the federal budget drowns out this reality: Lives will be lost if these cut are made. You have to wonder whether the Republican-controlled … 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

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

Lifesaving drugs may be killing health workers

This is an important story that hasn’t been written before. Carol Smith, a skilled reporter and gifted writer, has documented something that had been rumored for years to be killing medical professionals, proven in peer-reviewed studies, but ignored by government … 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