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Getting Militant about Indoor Air Quality

Yes, I know: indoor air is much dirtier than outdoor air. We don’t ventilate our homes nearly enough. We use chemicals for everything, many of which contain volatile organic compounds, and other pollutants to go straight into the air. We use natural gas appliances, which create risks for unhealthy, even dangerous, carbon monoxide levels. And […]

February 20th

Earth Policy Institute: Better Health for All

By Lester R. Brown http://www.earthpolicy.org/Books/Seg/PB3ch07_ss4.htm Ensuring basic health care for people in low-income countries is critical to the Plan B goal of eradicating poverty and stabilizing population. While heart disease and cancer (largely the diseases of aging), obesity, and smoking dominate health concerns in industrial countries, in developing countries infectious diseases are the overriding health […]