Category Archives: Health

Tipping Points

Tipping Points

A tipping point is a point in time when a small thing can make a big change happen.  The term was popularized in sociology in recent decades, but really comes from physics where is refers to adding a small amount of weight to a balanced object causing it to topple over.

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Doing More Harm Than Good

Doing More Harm Than Good

A group of more than 200 scientists and medical professionals has issued a consensus statement in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives urging that antimicrobial chemicals like triclosan and triclocarban should not be used in consumer products.  The experts say that these substances offer no health benefits and are actually causing health and environmental harm. Continue Reading

A Plastics Promise

A Plastics Promise

It’s estimated that five to thirteen million tons of plastic enters our oceans annually, where much of it can linger for hundreds of years.  According to a report by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, scientists estimate that there is 165 million tons of plastic swirling about in the oceans right now.  … Continue Reading

Trees Are Not Enough

Trees Are Not Enough

Trees are nature’s way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  Growing plants take up CO2 and store it in the form of their roots, stems and leaves.  And in fact, a significant factor in the growing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been the extensive deforestation that has gone on over the… Continue Reading