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Cancer causing chemicals prompt province-wide testing of nail salons.


2016-02-11T09:00-05:00
The CBC I-Team has learned that Manitoba will start widespread testing of nail salons in the provinc ...

Toxic chemicals found in beached whales in Fife.


2016-02-11T09:00-05:00
A pod of whales stranded in Fife had high concentrations of toxic chemicals, some of which had reach ...

Is Detroit becoming a national dumping ground for hazardous waste?


2016-02-11T09:00-05:00
Wayne County is already one of the most polluted in Michigan, and despite that, state Department of ...

Report points to disparity in rural/urban life expectancy.


2016-02-11T09:00-05:00
A national advisory committee finds that health disparities between rural and urban communities have ...

Be Safe



Precautionary Action Prevents Harm

The precautionary approach looks at how we can prevent harm from environmental hazards. It is a “better safe than sorry” practice motivated by caution and prevention. Why ask “what level of harm is acceptable?” when we can prevent pollution and environmental destruction before it happens. The Center for Health, Environment & Justice’s BE SAFE campaign is a nationwide initiative to build support for the precautionary approach. [Read more]

February 8, 2016 Regulatory Gaps Leave Unsafe Lead Levels in Water Nationwide - "In Sebring, Ohio, routine ... [Link]
February 2, 2016 As Washington state decides on stronger toxics law, residents are breathing flame... [Link]
January 22, 2016 ExxonMobil Beaumont, TX Polyethylene Plant Plant-wide Failure - Emergency dispatchers Thursday received numerous calls about fla... [Link]