Health Action Magazine - Environmental Issues



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Why Every Day Should Be Earth Day
Perhaps you will recall the children's story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You'll remember one bed was too hard, another too soft and the third just right; one bowl...
Health Action magazine - Spring 2014 - 7K

Environmental Groups Demand Health Minister Rona Ambrose Take Action on Bee-killing Pesticide
(Toronto) - Environmental groups want federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose to reconsider Health Canada's decision to reapprove a pesticide -- severely restricted in Europe --...
HANS e-News - October 1, 2013 - 4K

The Politics of Food Policy
Who should define the future of food in Canada? Canada's food system is broken. More than 2.5 million Canadians are moderately or severely food-insecure, one...
Health Action, Summer 2013 - 5K

Dorothy Beach, "Daughter of the Fraser River," Celebrates Her Centenary
It was a grand 100th birthday party for devoted environmentalist and long-time HANS board member Dorothy Beach, complete with a piper, a children's choir and a banquet of...
Health Action, Summer 2013 - 8K

Sweet No Longer: GM Sugar in Canada
Some of our sugar in North ­America is genetically modified (GM), to both consumer and farmer detriment. This is in addition to the corn, soy and ­canola ingredients now...
Health Action, Spring 2013 - 3K

Creating an EMF-safe Home
"I can't sleep," "I'm exhausted," "I get headaches," "my ears ring," "I can't handle stress," "I get a cold and it lasts for weeks." Environmental consultant Farren...
Health Action, Spring 2013 - 3K

Toxins and Tofu in Your Mattress
I often empathize with some of the customers that walk through our doors here at Essentia in Vancouver's Kitsilano. Some of them have been traumatized by people selling...
HANS e-News - November 1, 2012 - 3K

Get a Charge Out of Earthing
Throughout history, humans have lived in direct physical contact with the earth. However, our modern lifestyle and the mass adoption of synthetic plastic- and rubber-soled...
Health Action, Fall 2012 - 5K

Sleeping on a Bed of Toxins? How to Get an Organic Sleep
Considering we spend about one third of our lives sleeping, this works out to be 26 years for an average lifespan of 80 years. That is a substantial amount of time on our...
HANS e-News - July 15, 2012 - 6K

Looking for a New Home? Beware of EMFs Before You Commit
Should you be considering the purchase or lease of a condominium, townhouse or house, keep in mind there probably will be one or several more smart meters attached to or...
Health Action, Summer 2012 - 5K

Smart Meters­--BC Groups Turn Up the Heat
Opposition to the BC Liberals' Clean Energy Act and wireless smart meters continues to grow around BC with 31 municipalities supporting community-wide moratorium and "opt...
Health Action, Spring 2012 - 5K

Sunbathing and Sunglasses--New Insights Part 2
Simple exposure to UV radiation is not necessarily linked to cancer. Melanomas can be found on the palms and soles of feet where there is little sun exposure. A study...
HANS e-News - June 1, 2012 - 2K

Sunbathing and Sunglasses--New Insights Part 1
Now that summer's almost here, we all look forward to spending some time outdoors and enjoying the sun, but how much is too much? In the past, sun was used in European...
HANS e-News - May 15, 2012 - 2K

Smart Meters: What are the Risks?
No doubt you are aware of the smart meter program that BC Hydro began moving ahead in July. The $930-million program was announced in 2008 by then Premier Gordon Campbell to...
Health Action, Winter 2011 - 11K

Environmental Toxicity Part 3--Herbs
Last in a series The first two articles in the HANS e-News discussed what environmental toxicity was all about, what type of symptoms are indicating a toxic overload...
HANS e-News - September 15, 2011 - 5K

Be a Pollinator Observer
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Health Action, Summer 2011 - 1K

Smart Meters: Big Brother's Trojan horse
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Health Action, Fall 2011 - 10K

Environmental Toxic Exposure-2-Overload
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HANS e-News - September 1, 2011 - 5K

Do You Have Environmental Toxic Exposure? Take This Questionnaire and Find Out
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HANS e-News - August 15, 2011 - 4K

Midway Journey III
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Health Action, Summer 2011 - 4K

Global bee emergency - Sign the petition!
Silently, billions of bees are dying off and our entire food chain is in danger. Bees don't just make honey, they are a giant, humble workforce, pollinating 90% of the plants...
HANS e-News - January 15, 2011 - 4K

Stand up for British Columbia's endangered wildlife - sign online petition
The blue whale is the largest animal that has ever lived on the planet. Resident killer whales spend their entire lives with their mothers. Vancouver Island marmots greet by...
HANS e-News - December 1, 2010 - 2K

Lake Cowichan fluoride vote on November 22
The decision to free Lake Cowichan of fluoride is in the hands of your town council, local residents and people who are directly affected by it. Outside people can only...
HANS e-News - November 1, 2010 - 3K

Millions Spent-Not a Joule Saved
Lighting represents a mere fraction of overall Canadian energy consumption and has a limited potential for energy savings, yet millions of dollars are being spent to promote...
Health Action, Winter 2009/2010 - 2K

The Dark Side of Compact Fluorescent Lights
Starting in 2012, regular incandescent bulbs, the ones invented by Thomas Edison over 100 years ago, will be banned in Canada. Contrary to popular belief, switching from...
Health Action, Winter 2009/2010 - 7K

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