Comprehensive Coverage by CNN on 'Toxic America'

There was a very interesting program on CNN the other night that I found very refreshing. Their coverage of ‘Toxic America’ as they called it, was very extensive and offered hopeful alternatives as well as the scary chemical facts. It’s not often that I agree with so much of mainstream … Continue reading

Gulf Water Sample Explodes in Lab

For all the obvious immense, beyond all words, damage and destruction thanks to the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, there’s some damage you can’t see. Water that looks pretty normal to the naked eye is most definitely not normal. In fact, a sample of water collected off the coast of Alabama … Continue reading

Chewing Gum Has What In It?

It’s funny how often a story that’s written for one purpose can sometimes also end up informing us of something else entirely. This happened to me when I read a Reuters article about a new recipe for chewing gum that will loosen the gum’s grip. Before you say who cares, … Continue reading

Antibiotic Chloramphenicol in Chinese Imported Honey

We may live in a small world, but within that small world are many different sets of national regulations. Whether it’s lead or cadmium found in toys or glasses, or melamine plastic in pet food, we are all too often unwittingly exposed to things that shock us once we discover … Continue reading

Plastic Ocean Garbage “Vac from the Sea”

Electrolux is bringing attention to the Pacific Garbage Patch and the whole issue of plastic trash clogging up too much of our oceans. According to Electrolux, “The plan is to make a limited number of vacuum cleaners from plastic debris harvested from the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans and the … Continue reading

Doctor’s Office Disinfectant – The Smell of Fear

White coat syndrome. That visceral, heart thumping, anxious, nerve-driven reaction that predictably pops up the second you see that tell-tale while lab coat. But wait, it starts before that doesn’t it? More like the second you first detect that smell. Just what is it about medical disinfectant? It just smells … Continue reading

Still More Info on Tobacco Testing on Animals

The power of the internet never ceases to amaze me. The worldwide instant communication with people you’d never otherwise come into contact with truly makes our world feel as small as we know it is. This was brought home to me again when I received an email just a few … Continue reading

BP Cartoon Break

Not that I want to put my head in the sand, hide from view of the damage caused by human arrogance and denial, (BP anyone?), but perhaps a dip or two into the sand is allowed. Part of what makes the ongoing insanity in the Gulf of Mexico even more … Continue reading

Grocery Store Wars Video Still Playing

I first saw this great little video parody when it first came out a few years ago, but I hadn’t seen it since. I’m so glad Grocery Store Wars is still floating about as it was really fun to see it again. A classic example of how humour can deliver … Continue reading

Gambling on Ships and Oil Rigs

Something struck me today, not a bolt of lightening, more like an iceberg, or maybe a drilling rig. I don’t know why I hadn’t already connected the two before. April 14th 1912 (technically April 15th 1912 at 2:20AM) the ship that couldn’t sink sank. April 20th 2010 the deepwater drilling … Continue reading