FDL Movie Night: Living Downstream

By: Monday November 5, 2012 5:00 pm

Diagnosed with bladder cancer in her twenties while her mother was living with metastasized breast cancer, author and biologist Sandra Steingraber is the subject of tonight’s film, Living Downstream, directed by our guest Chanda Chevannes. Sandra cannot help but notice a cancer cluster in both her family and in her hometown, including an aunt who died of the same type of cancer she had. But here’s the rub: Sandra is adopted, so the genetic cause is ruled out, leaving her to conclude that environmental pollution is at the root.

 

Atrazine and the Roots of ALEC’s State Data Quality Act

By: Friday March 9, 2012 4:35 pm

The herbicide atrazine, one of the most heavily used herbicides in the United States has been found in almost 94 percent of U.S. groundwater and can harm human health in multiple ways. ALEC has promoted “model” legislation friendly to Syngenta, atrazine’s primary manufacturer, across the country. At least once, this legislation was introduced to ALEC by a lobbyist paid by Syngenta.

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