Despite repeated warnings about aging pipes in its California refinery, oil giant Chevron elected to ignore the problem rather than repair or replace the equipment. This negligence led to a massive fire, and the resulting pollution sent thousands to the hospital with respiratory ailments. Support the city’s lawsuit for Chevron to pay for its negligence.
Big Tobacco has pressured the Obama Administration to throw out a vital clause to the Trans-Pacific Partnership that will save tens of millions of lives worldwide. Without the clause, national tobacco control laws are vulnerable to challenges from the tobacco industry, undermining measures that have been proven to reduce tobacco use by up to fifty percent. Demand that the Obama administration adopt this clause to save lives and tackle an important public health issue.
Bill Clinton has adopted a vegan lifestyle after experiencing serious health problems in 2010 and has never been better. He has now lost over 20 pounds and virtually eliminated all of his previous health problems. Please praise this former President for being an advocate of the plant based diet movement and a wonderful role model for all.
Alaska’s government has proposed a new certificate form that would make it more difficult for women under Medicaid to receive abortions. Tell Streur to stop limiting women’s access to healthcare.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued a statement declaring its support for marriage equality. Commend the association for its support.
A Colorado State Senator recently expressed stereotype-laced remarks about diet causing racial disparities in poverty rates. Demand she apologize for these insensitive comments.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service’s computer system recently shut down for two days, causing millions of pounds of meat to be shipped out without inspection. The danger to our food’s safety is unthinkable; demand that the new computer system be recalled until its glitches are resolved to ensure our meat is safe.
A recent study and training program has proven that dogs can detect low blood sugar levels in their owners’ breath and sweat. These glycaemic alert dogs decrease the chances of fainting spells, calls for ambulances, and improve the patient’s sense of independence. Commend this program that benefits both dogs and their owners’ well-being.
A San Francisco nonprofit is currently providing 3,500 of the city’s homeless and low-income families with prenatal care. Over the past twenty years, this nonprofit organization has worked to break the cycle of poverty that its clients’ children are born into by providing parental support and job training. Please applaud this program and its service to San Francisco’s impoverished families.
The herbicide atrazine disrupts the human endocrine system and causes gender changes in frogs. Its manufacturer has spent millions in a campaign to silence research, discredit findings and spread false information. Condemn Syngenta AG for concealing the truth about this potentially dangerous chemical.
High obesity rates have prompted Texas city officials to look to expanding bicycle infrastructure for improved public health, economic development, and quality of life. Commend their strategic encouragement of biking as a viable alternative to driving and promotion of more sustainable lifestyles.
The first five months of a newborn’s life is often the most stressful time for new parents. A Hawaii hospital has recently started giving new parents a DVD that educates them on how to take excellent care of their new baby. Commend this thoughtful and health-conscious decision.
A nonprofit organization that trains service dogs has trained its dogs to be able to successfully detect the bacteria that leads to urinary tract infections. This type of infection is the number-one health concern of the disabled. Applaud the organization’s research and innovative training methods.
CNN’s medical correspondent recently reversed his stance on medical marijuana, noting the research that supports its use. Thank him for his courageous action.
An anti-bullying organization has recently created a website that serves as a positive resource for isolated and bullied middle school children. Commend this organization for supporting marginalized teens.
A residential neighborhood in Ohio has been struck with diseases like cancer and fibromyalgia at a much higher rate than normal. The failure of the EPA to properly investigate this problem means that the time has come to seek a third party investigator. Please lend your voice in urging the Akron government to properly investigate this problem.
Recent studies have found unsettling amounts of arsenic in rice, which can cause a variety of health problems. Urge the FDA to set limits for arsenic contained in rice.
An innovative strategy in Spain curbs dog owners’ neglect of their pets’ waste by sending that waste back to the owners. Commend government officials and a local team of volunteers for incentivizing responsible dog ownership.
The FDA has announced plans to create a standardized definition and labeling requirements for ‘gluten-free’ products. Because the term is currently unregulated, definitions of gluten-free are often ambiguous and misleading. Commend the FDA for simplifying food purchasing decisions and protecting consumers by standardizing ‘gluten-free’ labeling.
Millions of American children depend on free or low-cost meals during the school year, but most are cut off from this assistance during the summer months. Demand state governors make it a priority to provide summer meals for all low-income children.
Two New York City hospitals have recently joined an organization that helps provide low-income families access to fresh produce. Commend the two hospitals for their efforts in improving the diets and health of disadvantaged families.
An epidemic of dental ill health from cavities to cracked teeth is afflicting nursing home residents worldwide. With staff overrun with daily responsibilities and often ill equipped to handle care-resistant residents with dementia, residents lacking in routine dental hygiene can suffer incredible pain and even face increased risk of deadly pneumonia. Urge the prioritization of this serious, but preventable health disparity.
Despite safe alternatives being readily available, Bath and Body Works still uses a dangerous chemical in a large amount of its products. Make these alternatives be utilized for the sake of consumer health.
For years, residents of the village of Tankou in Guangdong Province of China have been protesting the establishment of a nearby landfill that is seriously affecting their health and daily lives. The landfill can be smelled from kilometers away, and is releasing shocking levels of carcinogens into the air. Urge the government to relocate the landfill further away from residential areas.
Part of a recent Wisconsin law requires abortion providers to possess admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, which would reduce the number of operational facilities in the state by half, with no proven medical necessity for such a measure. Applaud Judge Conley’s stay of this unconstitutional and unnecessary provision, allowing abortion care providers to pursue a lawsuit to strike it down.