The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is a coalition of concerned citizens - including scientists, dentists, and environmentalists - working to broaden public awareness about fluoride's impact on human health and the environment. Launched in May of 2000, FAN has become one of the world's leading resources of information on the fluoride issue. See project website at: www.fluoridealert.org
Grass Roots & Global Video
Launched in 1997, Grass Roots & Global Video seeks to fulfill the following three goals:
1. To expose cases of environmental injustice.
2. To communicate scientific information on controversial technical issues (like dioxin and fluoridation) with clarity and integrity.
3. To document successful individual, community and corporate efforts to take steps towards sustainability, with a particular emphasis on waste management.
See project website at: americanhealthstudies.org/video.html
Keywords: Zero Waste models, fluoride
Zero Waste & Sustainability
The issue of sustainable waste management is a key focus of the American Environmental Health Studies Project. Dr. Paul Connett, AEHSP's Executive Director, has given presentations on waste management in 49 states and 50 countries over the past 23 years. Connett is an advocate of the "Zero Waste" model, which he has articulated in a series of videos, and articles. Connett's latest article "Zero Waste: A Key Move Towards a Sustainable Society" will be published as a chapter in a forthcoming book from Dr. Stefano Montanari in Italy. To access a pre-publication copy of this article, click here.
- "Incineration vs Zero Waste" PowerPoint Presentation, 2007
- "Dioxins and Incineration" PowerPoint Presentation, 2007
Fluoride Pesticide Project
The only online database for fluoride and fluorinated pesticides. The project provides an extensive directory of registered organic and inorganic fluoride pesticides and monitors new regulations issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) impacting the use of these compounds. The FAN Pesticide Project has been instrumental in raising awareness of, and challenging, EPA's recent decision to grant DOW AgroSciences the highest fluoride pesticide tolerances in U.S. history. See project website at: www.fluoridealert.org/f-pesticides.htm
According to the U.S. EPA, "Open burning of household waste in barrels is potentially one of the largest sources of airborne dioxin and furan emissions in the United States." AEHSP's Burnbarrel project is working to raise awareness about the health hazards associated with the common practice in rural areas of burning garbage in backyard barrels. See project website at: www.burnbarrel.org
Published from April 1988 to October 2000 culminating in a total of 468 newsletters. They documented the battles that hundreds of communities across America faced when incinerator consultants and their friends in regulatory agencies came to their towns. According to The Nation (5-28-90): WasteNot - along with Rachel's Hazardous Waste News - was "essential reading for community groups, making obscure documents and reports accessible, covering project battles and revealing information the waste industry would rather keep hidden..." Chris Neurath, an AEHSP Board Member, is in the process of converting the original newsletters to pdf format. We hope to have them available online by the end of 2007. See project website at: www.americanhealthstudies.org/wastenot/
These videos were produced from 1986 to 1994 by Roger Bailey and Paul Connett. They include:
• Communities poisoned by hazardous waste incinerators
• Interivews with citizens battling municipal waste incinerators
• A 10-part series on dioxin with interviews of the leading researchers in the field in 1991.
See project website at: americanhealthstudies.org/videoactive-index.html
Keywords: Incineration, dioxin, incinerator ash