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Periodic Mass Shootings Aren’t The Only Source Of Lead In Schools

By: Sharon Franklin In a November 5, 2018 Katie LaGrone and Matthew Apthorp of ABC Action News Tampa Florida, reported that “most Florida school districts don't test for lead on campus”.  They reported that Florida law requires school officials to protect children’s health and safety, but the law does not [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Periodic Mass Shootings Aren’t The Only Source Of Lead In Schools

Cleaning up PFAS from the environment- and from our drinking water

By : Lauren Maranto The analysis of water quality is a critical to both the environment and our daily lives. Water quality is often measured by the presence or lack of metals, toxins, and nutrients, and allows us to determine how these levels may affect human health. Although in the [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cleaning up PFAS from the environment- and from our drinking water

Climate Change: The Elephant in the Room

Hurricanes Michael, Florence, Harvey, Sandy, Katrina. Once in 500-year superstorms that are hitting land once every 3 years including twice this year. Deadly wildfires that have devastated parts of California. Torrential rains that have caused massive flooding in parts of Asia. A punishing heat wave that killed dozens in Japan, [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Climate Change: The Elephant in the Room

Many Communities Don’t Have the Complexion for Protection

Charlie Powell in Birmingham, Alabama has waited since 2005 for action from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Instead he gets the run around. Why? Because like so many other communities that we work with they are poor and African American. They have the wrong complexion for real protection. Instead of [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Many Communities Don’t Have the Complexion for Protection

The Importance of Civic Engagement and Grassroots Politics

By: Sharon Franklin On September 18, 2018 CHEJ conducted a training conference call on The Importance of Civic Engagement, One question from the call included What happens if the people of this nation ignore their civic responsibilities and don't help make important decisions? Answer: Only a hand full of gerrymandered [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Importance of Civic Engagement and Grassroots Politics

New Plan for Disposing of Oil/Gas Waste: Where Bad Science Hits the Road

The state of Ohio reached a new low when it approved the use of radioactive oil and gas-related waste “brine" on roads as a deicer and dust suppressant. This issue came to public attention during a state legislative hearing on a proposed bill that would make this practice easy to [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|Comments Off on New Plan for Disposing of Oil/Gas Waste: Where Bad Science Hits the Road

Is the Drinking Water Safe at Your Child’s School?

I wonder how many parents, in the excitement of this new school year, were stunned to read this week that there is a good chance that their children’s school drinking water is tainted with lead? More concerning to me is how many more parents still have no idea whether there [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Is the Drinking Water Safe at Your Child’s School?

Toxic, yet non-hazardous?

Coal is dirty. That is an unsurprising fact of coal, every process involving coal is dirty. Mining coal is extremely energy intensive and can destroy whole ecosystems, burning coal produces millions of tons of carbon dioxide, but perhaps the dirtiest part of coal is disposing of coal ash. The United States [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Toxic, yet non-hazardous?
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