On this edition of Green Street, Carolyn Raffensberger, Executive Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network, talks about the founding of the Wingspread Conference, and how this unusual meeting of scientists, medical professionals, philosophers and environmentalists developed a new paradigm for analyzing risk assessment: The Precautionary Principle.
In April, an award-winning documentary film about the vaccine controversy—”Vaxxed”—was abruptly pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome the film’s producer, Del Bigtree, to discuss the strange and disturbing story behind the massive campaign to cut off any discussion regarding the safety of vaccines, and the story behind the CDC whistleblower whose research supports the possibility of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
In this edition of Green Street, we hear from an MIT-trained scientist who became fascinated with the environmental links to autism, and who has analyzed the data and read the reports and has developed an amazing theory about how a common weed killer may be interfering with the microbes in our bodies, affecting our brains and contributing to the increasing prevalence of autism.
Recent fish kills on the east end of Long Island and in the Hudson River have raised new questions about what’s happening to our water. Algal blooms and fish kills are not new to this area, but their frequency and severity seem to be increasing.
On this edition of Green Street, we talk with Dr. Chris Gobler, Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.
Cell phones, tablets, cordless phones, laptop computers, baby monitors and wireless routers have become so ubiquitous in our modern world we don’t even think about the fact that they all emit radio-frequency radiation, also called wireless radiation. If we could actually see wireless radiation in the air in the same way we see visible light, we’d see an increasingly dense web of electromagnetic smog that envelops us pretty much everywhere we go.
Dr. Joel Moskowitz is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Visit his web site at www.saferEMR.com.
What’s happening in New York with fracking? When will Governor Cuomo decide whether to permit fracking in New York State, and why will fracking impact the citizens of New York even if the Governor doesn’t approve it?
On this edition of Green Street we hear from attorney and activist Elisabeth (“Beth”) Radow and Albany insider Bill Cooke, Director of Legislative Affairs for Citizens Campaign for the Environment.
Two of the World’s Leading Experts Talk About Their Work
Two of the issues we cover frequently on Green Street are electromagnetic radiation from wireless devices and smart meters, and the developing field of epigenetics – the study of cell changes occurring due to the influence of environmental exposures.
On this edition of Green Street Patti and Doug welcome Dr. Lennart Hardell of the University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden, and Dr. Sheldon Krimsky of Tufts Univeristy in Boston.
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Why the chemical that has replaced BPA has researchers worried all over again.
When consumers discovered that the chemical BPA could disrupt the human endocrine system, manufacturers of baby bottles and other plastic products scrambled to find a replacement. Their solution: BPS, a “safer” alternative to BPA.
Now it turns out that this “safer” alternative may have exactly the same effect on our hormones as its predecessor. On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome Dr. Cheryl Watson, lead author of a new study on BPS and its effects on hormones.
For more info: Read Helping to Heal’s blog on BPA and BPS
90210 may seem like an unlikely zip code for a story about an environmental disaster, but sadly, this is no Hollywood script. It’s reality.
As our national debate about energy continues to grow, the true environmental cost of oil and gas exploration is being understood more clearly. In Hollywood, where an oil rig and power plant sit just outside the schoolyard fence, thousands of recent graduates are blaming their cancer and other illnesses on the environmental impact of those industrial operations. Similar situations are playing out in schools across the country.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome author and journalist Joy Horowitz, whose compelling book ‘Parts Per Million: The Poisoning of Beverly Hills High School‘ tells the complex story of toxic environmental pollution, large-scale corporate arrogance and the manipulation of science.
How Chemicals Move Around the World and Into Your Body
Award-winning science writer Lizzie Grossman brings her knowledge and humor to this edition of Green Street. Her recent book, Chasing Molecules, documents the ways in which synthetic chemicals travel around the world, disrupting human health and the environment.