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Uranium - the 'demon metal' that threatens us all

Chris Busby

1st January 2014

Ingested Uranium is linked with health impacts far greater than is explained by orthodox risk models. Chris Busby explains how the 'demon metal' does its damage - and why the nuclear industry is desperate to hide the truth. more...

Coping With Bereavement: One Year On

by Helen Emms

September 26th, 2012

On 20th September 2011 at approximately 6.55pm my mother died, 6 months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Her death was a blessing. Watching Mum slowly deteriorate was a painful experience, but one that opened my eyes and my heart to the meaning of life. more...

TAKE ACTION to protect 'free from' labelling on skincare products

Mark Briggs

10th April, 2012

Knowing what isn't in a beauty product can be as important as knowing what is. New EU legislation threatens to restrict the 'free from' term on skincare labels but Neal's Yard Remedies say this penalises those that go out of their way to ensure products are safe more...
The truth about food additives: are you eating too many?

The truth about food additives: how they threaten your health

Dr Fabrizio Mancini

18th January, 2012

In an extract from his new book, The Power of Self-Healing, Dr Fabrizio Mancini explains why sugar and food additives - from aspartame to trans fats - could have a severely detrimental effect on your health more...
Semipalatinsk

Kazakhstan’s nuclear legacy offers lessons for Fukushima

Matilda Lee

30th August, 2011

The Semipalatinsk region suffered under four decades of Soviet nuclear testing. Now, the country wants to become an international research hub for the effects of radiation on future generations. Matilda Lee reports from Kazakhstan more...
dangerous phone

Wired but tired: is modern life draining your energy?

Samantha Swift

1st July, 2011

Could ‘electrical pollution’ and EMFs have consequences for your health? Samantha Swift reports more...
A nuclear power station

Aren't floods, cancer and infant mortality enough to stop Hinkley nuclear proposal?

Rosie Shute

29th June, 2011

Despite claims of a higher incidence of breast cancer and infant mortality in the vicinity of the existing Hinkley nuclear plant, and concerns over flooding in the region, the government has put forward crazy plans for a new facility says Rosie Shute more...
Child with mobile phone

Do mobile phones really cause cancer?

Eifion Rees

7th June, 2011

Consumers have been left confused by the latest study on the links between mobile phone use and brain cancer. Eifion Rees reports on the struggle to find answers more...
nuclear

Why UK nuclear power plants may cause childhood cancer and leukaemia

Dr Paul Dorfman

16th May, 2011

You won't hear the UK government admit it but after decades of research there is now evidence of real excesses of childhood cancer and leukaemia near some nuclear facilities, argues Dr Paul Dorfman more...
Image of heart

Can we cut cancer and heart disease rates just by going vegan?

Matilda Lee

17th May, 2011

We've heard about the environmental and animal welfare problems with meat consumption. Now a new film, Planeat, presents a convincing health case to re-examine our love affair with meat and dairy, reports Matilda Lee more...

What role does nutrition really play in tackling cancer?

Michael Finucane

27th April, 2011

A book by leading biochemist Dr Lawrence Plaskett champions the power of the body to destroy tumours naturally. Why this happens is not always clear but a change of diet and other nutritional and naturopathic measures can aid recovery, says Michael Finucane more...
Nick Mole, Pesticide Action Network

CAMPAIGN HERO: Nick Mole, Pesticide Action Network

Matilda Lee

15th April, 2011

The Pesticide Action Network campaigner on why and how the government should urgently implement EU legislation on pesticides to protect human health and the environment more...

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Investigations

The Brofiscin saga

Jon Hughes

10th January, 2008

The answer to the ongoing Brofiscin saga lies not in the South Wales Quarry but in Doncaster. Jon Hughes explains the complex legal judgement that has paralysed the Environment Agency and undermined its raison d’etre; to make the polluter pay more...

Warriors of Qiugang: how one Chinese 'cancer village' rose up

The Ecologist

January 31st,2011

Watch the trailer for the Oscar-nominated film documenting how Chinese villagers challenged a powerful chemical company over pesticides and dye-factory pollution more...

CAMPAIGN PROFILE: Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Matilda Lee

1st December, 2010

From asthma and allergies, diabetes and reproductive problems to cancer and obesity, environmental degradation plays a role... HEAL ensures our voices on these issues are heard in Brussels more...

The pesticides scandal: Government inaction is destroying lives

Georgina Downs

The new coalition Government must do what Labour failed to do in 13 years in power and finally introduce the necessary measures to protect people from pesticides, says Georgina Downs more...
Baby bottle

Dismay over EU decision not to ban baby bottle chemical bisphenol-A

Tom Levitt

1st October, 2010

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says no convincing evidence to cause it to ban or further restrict exposure to the controversial chemical bisphenol-A used in plastic bottles and containers more...
The Idiot Cycle

Public deprived of data on cancer links to toxins - film maker

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2010

Director of 'The Idiot Cycle' claims people are being kept in the dark over the dangers posed by toxins in everyday life - and questions the murky links between UN, WHO and chemical companies
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The Idiot Cycle

Emmanuelle Garcia : Chemical companies want the public to feel helpless and not protest

Tom Levitt

6th September, 2010

Emmanuelle Schick Garcia is the director of 'The Idiot Cycle', a new film exposing the chemical industry and how it benefits from the contamination it is causing more...
Shift workers

Workplace cancer costing 8,000 lives a year

Ecologist

15th June, 2010

Research is the first attempt to quantify the higher cancer risk faced by men and women working in construction and doing shift work, but cancer charities say study is outdated
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Mobile phone

Uncertainity over mobile phone and brain cancer links

Ecologist

18th May, 2010

Largest study to date finds increased tumour risk for heavy mobile phone users but says 'biases and errors' make use of these findings impossible more...
We may be  underestimating the risk of exposure to chemicals

US Cancer Institute issues stark warning on environmental cancer risk

Ecologist

17th May, 2010

A leading US research body has said the range of confirmed or suspected carcinogens to which we are exposed on a daily basis is cause for serious concern, but UK campaign groups refuse to change their views more...

Behind the label: talcum powder

Pat Thomas

13th April, 2010

Keeping your baby's bottom soft and dry shouldn't mean exposing it to a potentially harmful and environmentally costly substance more...
Farmer spraying crops with pesticides

Farm pesticides linked to skin cancer

Ecologist

7th April, 2010

Large-scale study highlights agricultural chemicals as a possible risk factor behind rising rates of melanoma in the US more...
Pesticide being poured

Cancer and pesticides: victims fight for justice

Diana Smith

4th February, 2010

After long battles, three farmers in France have won legal claims that their cases of cancer and Parkinson's disease were caused by working with pesticides. Now they want to help others fight similar cases more...

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