Source: The Telegraph
By Andrew Hough
11:45PM GMT 19 Feb 2013
In a landmark report, the WHO warned synthetic chemicals had serious implications for human health. The global health watchdog suggested so-called gender-bending compounds found in toys, PVC flooring and even credit cards should be banned in order to protect future generations.
The study said that more research was needed to fully understand the links between endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) found in many household and industrial products and specific diseases and disorders.
It found links between exposure to EDCs and health issues such as testicular problems, breast, prostate and thyroid cancer, developmental effects on the nervous system in children and attention deficit hyperactivity in children.
The UN agency said the study, titled State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, was the most comprehensive report on EDCs to date because it has evaluated several chemicals and related evidence rather than focusing on just one.
Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9881992/Everyday-chemicals-linked-to-diseases-warns-World-Health-Organisation.html
- So it turns out that our solutions are the problem.....
AlJazeeraEnglish · Published on Feb 27, 2013
French resistance hero and Holocaust survivor Stephane Hessel, whose 2010 manifesto Time for Outrage sold millions of copies and inspired protest movements worldwide, has died at the age of 95.
Hessel joined Charles de Gaulle in exile during World War II, was waterboarded by the Nazis, escaped hanging in concentration camps and took part in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
The career diplomat was already celebrated as one of the last living heroes of the 20th century when, as a nonagenarian, he became the unlikely godfather of youth protest movements such as "Occupy " and Spain's "Indignados".
Al Jazeera's Bhanu Bhatnagar reports.
- A warrior for peace and human dignity. You will be missed.
Published on Feb 19, 2013
Supermarkets around the world insist on having the very best products on their shelves. So much so that they're willing to throw away perfectly edible food, because it doesn't fit their size and cosmetic standards.
Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Kent in the UK on how campaigners are trying to save that waste.
- The Earth gives us all we need, and much more. There should be no such thing as ''poor.''
The Justice Department on Friday informed a man who was beaten by three Denver police officers in 2009 that it will not charge any of them with civil-rights violations stemming from the case.
Alexander Landau, 23, said representatives from the department and the FBI called him at about 6:30 p.m. to inform him of the decision.
"They said they didn't feel like they had enough evidence to bring federal charges against any of the officers who were initially involved," Landau said.
The agents did not expound on the decision, he said.
- Clearly the man just stumbled, fell, and hurt himself. Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.
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