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Entries by Samuel S. Epstein from 08/2009

An Overdue Ban On A Dangerous Sweetener

| Posted 08.03.2009 | Green

It is anticipated that Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the newly appointed FDA Commissioner and public health advocate, will promptly ban the continued use of aspartame.

Nuclear Power Causes Cancer: What Industry Doesn't Want You To Know

| Posted 08.04.2009 | Politics

Federal health officials, who should be responsible for tracking cancer near nuclear reactors and analyzing their nuclear contaminants, have so far ignored the dangers.

Safe Breast Self Exam by Young Women vs. Dangers of Mammography

| Posted 08.05.2009 | Healthy Living

A premenopausal woman having annual mammograms over 10 years is exposed to similar levels of radiation as a Japanese woman who was about a mile away from the Hiroshima bomb.

How To Fight Cancer

| Posted 08.08.2009 | Healthy Living

The right answer is for Obama and Congress to take action to prevent cancer before it starts.

FDA Needs To Dismiss Former Monsanto Counsel

| Posted 08.11.2009 | Green

The recent appointment of Michael Taylor as FDA's Senior Food Safety Advisor is of major public health concern since he is a former counsel for Monsanto who argued rBGH was safe.

How to Sunbathe Safely

| Posted 08.13.2009 | Healthy Living

Sunscreens absorb short-wave ultraviolet light, which is responsible for sunburn. However, they do nothing to block long-wave ultraviolet radiation which is the major cause of a skin cancer.

A Global Model for Health Care

| Posted 08.20.2009 | Healthy Living

Imagine a world in which even the remotest inhabitants have access to good health care. That's the vision of Health for Humanity, an international, non-profit, Baha'i-inspired organization in Illinois.