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Title: New Env. Health resource

Enviro-mich folks may be interested in a new website/listserve started by Pete Myers, co-author of "Our Stolen Future." The website, www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org, contains daily links to press coverage of environmental health issues, plus links to science digests of new, relevant findings and links to reports by organizations working on related issues.

Today's edition includes a mention of the report the Ecology Center recently released on lead pollution from cars.  (I get to make the Michigan connection Alex Sagady always asks for, AND plug the Ecology Center. How perfect is that?)

The email newsletter (today's example below), contains headlines, short descriptions and links to newstories appearing on the front page of www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org, usually 5-7 articles per day.  It's for people who would rather have the news delivered than go visit the website.  An additional link is provided to a page with additional stories, sometimes as many as 30 in one day.

If you want to receive the newsletter, you can sign up on the website (button upper left).  

Today's newsletter:

Above the fold:
Daily links to top stories in the news about environmental health.
A news service provided by www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org.
6 August. Heat Brings Damage and Death to Europe. Unusually high temperatures and a summer-long dearth of rain have wrought serious damage to crops and weather-related deaths throughout Europe, a continent of increasingly scorched earth. New York Times.
6 August. IG investigates whether EPA misled public on water quality. EPA's inspector general is investigating whether the agency is deliberately misleading the public by overstating the purity of the nation's drinking water, according to EPA officials and agency documents. Washington Post.
6 August. Trade center debris may have affected pregnancies. Debris released when the World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, may have caused pregnant women who were in or near the towers to bear smaller babies, a preliminary study says. Washington Post.
6 August. Health watchdog to monitor effects of everyday chemicals. Public health officials yesterday promised the first national system for monitoring the long term effects of low-level chemical and radiation exposure, moving these threats up the political agenda by giving them priority alongside improved preparedness for terrorist attacks and defences against infectious diseases. London Guardian, England.
6 August. Green tea can block cancer. Scientists have discovered that chemicals in the tea shut down a key molecule which can play a significant role in the development of cancer. BBC, England.
6 August. Coke and Pepsi deny pesticide claims. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo yesterday angrily denied allegations that their products manufactured in India contained toxins far above the norms permitted in the developed world. An Indian research organization had reported toxins in all 12 of the soft drinks it tested including lindane, DDT, malathion and chlorpyrifos. Financial Times, London.
6 August. All softdrink products banned in Indian Parliament. Reaction to report alleging that bottled soft drinks made by PepsiCo and Coke contain a deadly cocktail of pesticide residues. Rediff, India.
Plus a new science digest from www.ProtectingOurHealth.org: Plant compounds in green tea interfere with one way that dioxin increases cancer risk. Research into the molecular activity of plant compounds in green tea shows they suppress the ability of dioxin and related compounds to turn genes on that are involved in the development of cancer. This new result supports earlier work with people and with animals suggesting that green tea has beneficial health impacts.

Many more news links are available from today's news at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org/today/2003-0806.htm.
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Mary Beth Doyle, MPH
Environmental Health Project
Ecology Center
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