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Haifa Night Devra




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  • William James Pragmatism
    • First, you know, a new theory is attacked as absurd.
    • Then it is admitted to be true, but obvious and insignificant.
    • Finally it is seen to be so important that its adversaries claim that they themselves discovered it.
  • Donora Wire Mill, 1910 “ It smelled like money.”
  • Jean Langer, my mother, 1933
  • Arlene Bret Cindy Dennis Emily Franklin Gert Harvey Irene Jose 2005 Storm Names Katrina Lee Maria Nate Ophelia Philippe Rita Stan Tammy Vince Wilma
  • Donora, Pennsylvania, Topology Donora
  • London, England, 1952
  • Westminister Abbey, Claude Monet
  • Hydropower Three Gorges Dam, China, 2002
  • London Killer Smog, December 1952-February 1953
  • Haifa 22.6.2006
  • Haifa:
    • Sources
      • Non-point discharges
      • Point source exposures
    • Targets & Outcomes
      • Physiology
      • Age- & job-related
  • The Pollutants: Petrochemicals Formaldehyde Vinyl Chloride Dioxins and furans PCB’s PAH’s Heavy metals Releases were 10-10,000x greater than what available technology enabled and what the law in Israel called for. This means that some factories emit thousands of tons of carcinogens to the air every year. Others operated with no pollution control equipment whatsoever.
  • Carcinogens in cigarette smoke can disturb hormones, damage genes, or alter the capacity of cells to repair themselves.
  • Clarence Cook Little headed the American Cancer Society until 1954, when the geneticist became the founding Director of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Tobacco Industry Research Council.
  • Chapter 7: Saving Cigarettes
  • Get slide of Kent filters with asbestos
  • The Secret Ingredient in Kent Cigarettes???? Crocidolite Asbestos
  • Uses of Asbestos
    • Cement pipe
    • Brakes
    • Sand, including play sand in U.S.
    • Insulation
  • Bystander Damage Clementine Szukis, of Bridgewater New Jersey, pictured in 1988. As a hairdresser she regularly brushed white flakes of asbestos from the heads of asbestos workers. Her fingers show a distinct deformity called “clubbing” that occurs when asbestos-filled lungs do not distribute sufficient oxygen to the hands.
  • Leigh Carlisle died of mesothelioma 1982-2008
    • only known exposure from playing /walking past contaminated worksite
    • Photo courtesy of Laurie Katz-Allen
  • Raven Thundersky lost 3 sisters and both parents to mesothelioma Household exposures to zonolite insulation mandated by Canadian government in 1970s
  • Residential and other non-work related risks of mesothelioma
    • 1 in 3 mesotheliomas without any workplace history of exposure to asbestos in industrial nations (Maule et al., 2007)
    • 30 million U.S. homes insulated with zonolite, containing tremolite asbestos fibers
    • Production banned in Brasil but supplies plentiful and use continues throughout Latin America
    • Residential risks significantly elevated in nearby residents (1 4.94 (8.37–26.67) (Pan et al., 2005)
  • Cell Signals Penetrate the Brains of Children More than Adults
  • Marketing Cell Phones For Children glowPhone Gift Package glowPhone everything active kids and parents need to keep in touch during their increasingly busy days. The glowPhone features a full color screen, built in games, customizable ringtones and wallpapers also has a flashlight. $74.98 Show Color:
  • Marketing to Five Year Olds
  • Special Packaging for Children
  • French billboard warning of the dangers to children
  • Finnish Authorities Warn of Cell Phone Risks to Children and Those with Pacemakers
    • Use text messages rather than calls
    • Use hands-free devices, with phone kept away from the body,
    • Avoid talking in an area with low connectivity
    • Disruption of pacemakers is usually harmless, but can increase heart beat
  • Finnish Authorities Warn of Cell Phone Risks to Children “ Although research to date, has not demonstrated health effects from mobile phone’s radiation, precaution is recommended for children as all of the effects are not known.”
  • Preliminary Reports
    • Brain tumor risk doubled or more in studies in those countries where phones have been regularly and heavily used for a decade
  • Nick Naylor—Moral Flexibility
  • Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
    • “Gentlemen, practice these words in front of the mirror: Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cell phone usage to brain cancer.”
  • French Government Restrictions on Cell Phones
    • All advertising of the devices to children under 12 is to be prohibited
    • under the legislation – announced by the Environment Minister, Jean-Louis
    • Borloo, last week – and he will also take powers to ban the sale of any
    • phone designed to be used by those under six.
    • The French government will also introduce new limits for radiation from the
    • phones and make it compulsory for handsets to be sold with earphones, so
    • that users can avoid irradiating their heads and brains. And one of the
    • country's largest cities last month started an advertising campaign to
    • discourage the use of the phones by children.
  • Many governments advise against children using cell phones: would you allow your children to smoke or play Russian roulette?
    • England (roll in countries by animation)
    • France
    • Germany
    • Israel
  • For more information www.
    • preventingcancernow.org
    • Ewg.org
    • thesimplebody.com
    • DevraDavis.com