Hospitals Need Green Overhaul, Survey Finds:Medical Waster Burners Contaminate Baby Food with Dioxin, Fish with Mercury.
An examination of hospitals' attempts to promote recycling, reduce use of some plastics and limit the burning of hazardous medical wastes. May, 1998
Farm Pesticide Use on the Rise:Clinton's 1993 Promise to Reduce Pesticides and Protect Children Proves Empty.
An analysis of data concerning pesticide use, applications for new pesticides and removal of pesticides from use following the Clinton administrations 1993 announcement to reduce the danger pesticides pose to America's children. May, 1998
Natural Resources Defence Council Technical Reports Website.Recent additions include:
Contaminated Catch: The Public Health Threat from Toxics in FishA report on contamination in fish caught for sport or subsistence and the inconsistency of state monitoring and warning programs. April 1998
Factory Farming:Toxic Fertilizer in the United States 1990-1995.
Under the guise of 'recycling,' millions of pounds of toxic waste are shipped each year from polluting industries to fertilizer manufacturers and farmers, who used toxic waste laden with dioxin, lead, mercury and other hazardous chemicals as raw material for fertilizers applied to U.S. farmland. April 1998.
This statement was drafted and finalized at a conference at the Wingspread Conference Center, Racine, Wisconsin, which took place 23-25 January 1998.
The conference was sponsored by:
Science and Environmental Health Network, A Project of Focus Project, Inc.
The Johnson Foundation
Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts- Lowell
W. Alton Jones Foundation
Taxpayer, environmental groups target 71 federal programs that waste $49 billion and harm the environment. Published by Friends of the Earth, Taxpayers for Common Sense and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
Danger in the Air:
TOXIC AIR POLLUTION
IN THE HOUSTON-GALVESTON CORRIDOR
The Houston metropolitan area is one of the nation's hot spots for toxic air pollution, but few community leaders and even fewer area residents are aware of the problem's extent. Danger in the Air brings together an impressive array of often difficult-to-obtain information on air toxics in the Houston-Galveston region, including major discussions of industrial emissions, health effects, and regulatory inadequacies. No other document on air pollution in this region begins to address air toxics with such completeness.
An educational service and an interactive forum where the general public, students, educators, journalists, policy makers, scientists and others can obtain accurate and timely information and can objectively discuss all aspects of environmental estrogens.
Toxic Pollution of America's Waters
Dishonorable Discharge - Learn how under "existing federal pollution control laws, the American people are kept in the dark about the vast majority of toxic pollution spewed into the environment by U.S. industry."
Where You Live - Water system violations, farm subsidy payments, political campaign contributions, and wetlands loss in your state, county or home town.
Environmental Change and Security ProjectThis site includes many recent publications which examine key environmental issues in China and how they fit into the context of U.S.-China relations. May 1998.