Air Quality

February 15, 2012

[TED] James Howard Kunstler: The Tragedy of Suburbia

“In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about.” httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1ZeXnmDZMQ

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March 29, 2010

Heavy Metal: Why Mercury-Free Environments Are Important

by Yahya E. B. Henry Mercury exposure in humans primarily results from eating fish that contains methylmerucry. Mercury is primarily a neurotoxin, which means it attacks the central nervous system. Its effects are often subtle enough not to be recognized immediately, but more and more …

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November 17, 2009

No Urban America Without Rural America

I live a double life. Most recently that life has been spent amid a cacophony of rumbling trains on the elevated subway line outside my window, the din of car horns from the drive-through fast food restaurant below my building, shrieks from emergency vehicles, bangs …

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October 13, 2009

home air quality: what you can’t see can harm you

by Liz Neves Home is a sacred place. Home evokes a peaceful feeling of comfort and warmth. Home is full of cherished memories and dreams of the future. But for many of us, what’s in the home can also be making us sick. Imagine coming …

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