A Healthy Future Isn’t a Given

For more than a century, we Americans had the luxury of believing that each generation would be better off financially than the one before it. Now economists, historians, sociologists and others say this is no longer a given, that younger generations cannot expect the financial security their parents and grandparents enjoyed. A study in JAMA …

On Fluoridation, “All of the Evidence Is Convergent”

Overheard by a staff member on the bus one day: “Fluoride should be a four letter word!” – final punctuation to a long rant about drinking water being fluoridated without her consent. She was emotional, yet others around her nodded in agreement. It’s an argument that makes more sense to more people every day. After …

Next Steps Toward Mercury-Free Dentistry

The global mercury treaty we told you about a while back? The good news came this week: It’s been adopted by 140 nations. The new accord, signed on Saturday in Geneva, aims to cut mercury pollution from mining, utility plants and a host of products and industrial processes, by setting enforceable limits and encouraging shifts …

Quick Links: Additives & Other Chemicals, Sugars, Sun & Vitamin D, Persuading Yourself into Exercise

Additives, Allergies and ADHD: Is There a Connection? (ABC News) We’re in Chemical Overload (Montreal Gazette) Not All Sugars Have an Equal Effect on Obesity (foodconsumer.org) Time in the Sun: How Much Is Needed for Vitamin D? (US News & World Report) “Directed Thinking” Increases Time Spent Exercising (PhysOrg)

Sites We Like: Play Not Spray and Pesticide Action Network NA

Play Not Spray is a self-described “coalition of parents and other concerned San Franciscans” opposed to the planned wide-spread spraying for the light brown apple moth – a pesticide bombardment scheduled for Bay Area counties come August. As statewide reporting on the issue has made clear, there is simply no proof of the safety, efficacy …