January 29, 2013 (San Diego)--A new analysis has found that lumpectomy plus radiation for early breast cancer may provide patients with a better chance of survival than mastectomy. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the results provide confidence in the efficacy of breast-conserving treatments even among patients with aggressive, early disease.
Brain cancer, sperm damage among risks
January 8, 2012 (New York)-- A new report by the BioInitiative Working Group 2012 says that evidence for risks to health has substantially increased since 2007 from electromagnetic fields and wireless technologies (radiofrequency radiation). The Report reviews over 1800 new scientific studies. Cell phone users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant women are at particular risk.
- White House threatens veto on GOP energy bill (The Hill)
- U.S. trafficking report reports ‘modern slavery’ toll (BBC)
- Biotech leader covered up animal deaths from GM corn (RSN)
- Could the Supreme Court’s healthcare ruling kill patient safety reforms? (Pro Publica)
- Trans-Pacific Partnership: leaked trade document reveals corporate interests favored over public interest (OB Rag)
- Ousted Egyptian leader Mubarak close to death (BBC)
- Japanese authorities sat on data showing radiation spread (Reuters)
By Leon Dale Thompson
May 24, 2012 (San Diego)--More than 50 people called for Sempra Energy Chief Donald Felsinger to come down and address the public’s concerns over the San Onofre nuclear reactors, which have been closed for months due to serious safety problems. (Felsinger was invited last Friday in a written-hand-delivered petition.) The crowd chanted “Donald Felsinger come on down” on this overcast afternoon, with Sempra Energy’s building looming above.
May 12, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is seeking public comment on a proposal encouraging manufacturers to consider the safety of children in the design of new X-ray imaging devices. In the draft guidance, FDA is recommending that manufacturers design new X-ray imaging devices with protocols and instructions that address use on pediatric patients.
- Radiation from Japan disaster found along California coast (ABC)
- If California taxpayers paid up, state’s deficit would disappear (Sacramento Bee)
- High-stakes vote nears in California water waters (KPBS)
- California deer population declines as habitat disappears (Sacramento Bee)
- La Mesa, El Cajon to get armored vehicle (San Diego Union-Tribune)
- Program to help chronically homeless showing results (San Diego Union-Tribune)
- Abandoned orchards must be monitored for pests (Sacramento Bee)
- 15-year-old Santana High School student injured in crash awakens from coma (Santee Patch)
- U.S. says beware of ads placed by drug smugglers (San Diego Union-Tribune)
- El Cajon City Council fills vacancy (San Diego Union-Tribune)
- La Mesa home prices trending up (La Mesa Today)
- Feds misled by SoCal Edison on San Onofre changes, group says (KPBS)
- Supreme Court weighs all or nothing on healthcare law (Reuters)
- Jobs bill clears Congress despite warnings (Los Angeles Times)
- Trayvon Martin: confronting the problem of enduring racism (Forbes)
- A job at what cost? When employers log in to dig in (NPR)
- Gingrich scales back his presidential bid (USA Today)
- Cooking school spreads immigrant skills and ethnic recipes (NPR)
- Very high radiation, little water in remaining Japanese reactor (UT San Diego)
- Japan left with one nuclear reactor after shutdown (BBC)
- Syrian authorizes are targeting children, says UN rights chief (BBC)
UCSD Experts Say Many Paternal Exposures Can Affect Sperm & Lead To Infertility
Nothing but the Truth!
April 7, 2011 (San Diego) -- Ecologists have been saying for years that continued buildup of radioactive waste with no safe storage would haunt us. They also reminded us nuclear reactors are vulnerable to earthquakes and terrorist attacks.
Now albacore tuna, the tasty white-meat fish so beloved of afternoon sandwiches and tuna salads, are showing up with high levels off radiation from the Japanese tsunami.
READER'S EDITORIAL: AN OPEN LETTER TO HELIX WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGARDING SAFETY AND ACCURACY OF SMART METERS
Editor's note: On April 6, Helix Water District will hold a hearing on smart meters for water district customers. Susan Brinchman believes two smart meters installed on her home by SDG&E are causing health problems including headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, heart palpitations, sleep loss and more. Her efforts to have SDG&E remove the meters have been unsuccessful. Brinchman has compiled data on safety concerns including complaints to the Califiornia Public Utilities Commission from residents with smart meters claiming health issues. ECM has asked Helix Water for records on smart meter safety and complaints and will publish once received.
"Show me the proof that my doctor is incorrect in stating that exposure to rf radiation from smart meters is causing me health problems, aggravating my medical condition." - Susan Brinchman
By Susan Brinchman, M. Ed
Founder, American Coalition Against Smart Meters and Smart Meter Dangers website: www.smartmeterdangers.org
By Jeremy Los & Miriam Raftery
March 17, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)—As Japan’s nuclear crisis worsens, the European Union and some Asian nations are taking steps to protect their food supplies from Japanese imported foods and fish that may be contaminated by radiation.
“FDA will be examining both food products labeled as having originated in Japan or having passed through Japan in transit,” the U.S. Food & Drug Administration said in the Bloomberg Businessweek article. “The same is true for raw ingredients.”
In a conference call today, Howard Backer, M.D., Associate Secretary of Emergency Preparedness for California Health and Human Services Agency, told ECM that the FDA is "screening all shipments that come from Japan for food products. This is not new; for anti-terrorism reasons our ports already do screening of radioactivity for all containers."