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Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:52 PM (0 replies)
Toxic Chemicals: Kids in Danger
6th Life Sciences Film Festival
International Festival of Documentary Films on Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Sustainable Development
Prague, October 17–23, 2016
All around the world, scientists and doctors raise the flag. Increase of child cancers, multiplication of birth defects or hormonal disruptions, explosion of autism. After a year of investigation in France, Germany, Belgium and USA, this documentary reveals how some chemical corporations endanger the health of our children.
Includes interview with Harvard scientist, unnamed, among others.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Oct 20, 2016, 10:00 PM (1 replies)
Biz Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2016/10/19/CL20840
News provided by World Mercury Project
Oct 19, 2016, 09:56 ET
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Director of the CDC, Thomas Frieden, has sent a letter blocking CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, from testifying in a Tennessee court case involving a 16 year old boy who claims his autism is caused by vaccine injuries.
The boy's attorneys, Bryan Smith and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., both of Morgan & Morgan, sought to have Dr. Thompson testify to explain his charges that the CDC committed data manipulation in a series of studies that found no link between vaccines and autism. Dr. Thompson has publically stated to Congressman William Posey and others that he and his colleagues in the CDC Vaccine Safety Branch were ordered to commit scientific fraud, destroy evidence and manipulate data to conceal the link between autism and vaccines.
William Acree, Tennessee State Circuit Judge, had ordered the trial extended so that Thompson could be subpoenaed to testify. In a recent letter to the court, Dr. Frieden denied the request to allow Dr. Thompson to testify stating that "Dr. William Thompson's deposition testimony would not substantially promote the objectives of CDC or HHS."
Oct. 19, 2016 11:29AM EST
CDC Blocks Testimony by Vaccine Whistleblower in Medical Malpractice Case
by World Mercury Project World Mercury Project
Thomas Frieden, the director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), has blocked CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, from testifying on scientific fraud and destruction of evidence by senior CDC officials in critical vaccine safety studies regarding the causative relationship between childhood vaccines and autism.
Dr. Thompson, a 19-year veteran at the CDC and former senior vaccine safety scientist at the agency's Immunology Safety Office, is the co-author of four key studies that the CDC widely touts to exonerate the MMR vaccine and vaccines containing the mercury-based preservative thimerosal, from being linked to autism. Thompson is currently employed at the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.
Dr. Thompson wants to reveal the scientific fraud and destruction of evidence that took place in the studies that he co-authored. However, in accordance with the Whistle Blower Protection Act and other federal regulations, Dr. Thompson can not testify under oath without the permission of the director of the CDC, Dr. Thomas Frieden.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Oct 20, 2016, 12:46 PM (0 replies)
Should Vaccines Be Mandatory? Experts Pick Sides
by John S Kiernan | Oct 17, 2016
Awful framing/set-up for interviews, except: "We invited a panel of leading experts in healthcare, biotechnology and public policy to tell us what they think."
Click on photo or bio for each essay. Does not cut and paste.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Oct 19, 2016, 06:13 AM (0 replies)
SPIDER Bites CDC
10/17/2016 06:35 pm ET | Updated 1 day ago
By Carey Gillam
Veteran journalist; Research Director for U.S. Right to Know, a non-profit consumer education group
Follow Carey Gillam on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/careygillam
The CDC is being being influenced by corporate and political interests
October 17, 2016, 06:00 pm
By Carey Gilam, contributor
Concerns about the inner workings of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been mounting in recent months amid disclosures of cozy corporate alliances. Now a group of more than a dozen senior scientists have reportedly lodged an ethics complaint alleging the federal agency is being influenced by corporate and political interests in ways that shortchange taxpayers.
A group calling itself CDC Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research, or (CDC SPIDER), put a list of complaints in writing in a letter to CDC Chief of Staff and provided a copy of the letter to the public watchdog organization U.S. Right to Know (USRTK). The members of the group have elected to file the complaint anonymously for fear of retribution.
“It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests… and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception,” the letter states. “These questionable and unethical practices threaten to undermine our credibility and reputation as a trusted leader in public health.”
The complaint cites among other things a “cover up” of the poor performance of a women’s health program called the Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Woman Across the Nation, or WISEWOMAN. The program provides standard preventive services to help 40- to 64-year-old women reduce their risks for heart disease, and promote healthy lifestyles. CDC currently funds 21 WISEWOMAN programs through states and tribal organizations. The complaint says there was a coordinated effort within the CDC to misrepresent data given to Congress so that it appeared the program was involving more women than it actually was.
“Definitions were changed and data ‘cooked’ to make the results look better than they were,” the complaint states. “An ‘internal review’ that involved staff across CDC occurred and its findings were essentially suppressed so media and/or Congressional staff would not become aware of the problems.”
Carey Gillam is a veteran journalist, formerly with Reuters, who directs research for U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit consumer education group focused on food safety and policy matters.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Oct 19, 2016, 05:49 AM (2 replies)
Inside San Diego's $810m human trafficking industry – video
Considered among the best cities to work and live in the US, San Diego also ranks in the FBI’s 13 highest-intensity trafficking areas in the country. Sex trafficking generates $810m in annual revenue for local pimps and gangs, making it the county’s second-largest underground economy after drugs.
But findings of a groundbreaking three-year study on gang-involved sex trafficking, funded by the Department of Justice and released last October, have prompted local government to act, creating a unique precedent for collaborative action
Laurence Mathieu-Léger, Source: The Guardian
Tuesday 21 June 2016 06.30 EDT
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun Oct 9, 2016, 01:10 PM (0 replies)
ABOUT THIS GUIDE: http://www.rescuepost.com/files/drive-thrupodplanningguide_8-25-10.pdf
From p. 4:
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Oct 7, 2016, 11:27 AM (0 replies)
WaPo tied cognitive impairment from lead exposure to poor decision-making culminating in fatalities.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Oct 6, 2016, 02:47 PM (0 replies)
"Tricked is a groundbreaking documentary that sheds light on the sex trafficking of Americans, a dark secret that has been kept under wraps for far too long. This film is the next step forward in raising public awareness and starting conversations around the need to end this form of modern day slavery."
--Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-in-Chief,Huffington Post
"Tricked is eye-opening, a shocking revelation of what happens in the streets every night in cities across the country."
--Russell Simmons, Co-Founder, Def Jam Records
TRICKED on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrickedFilm
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Oct 3, 2016, 02:26 PM (0 replies)
About Devra Lee Davis, PhD MPH
Founder and President of Environmental Health Trust
Dr. Devra Davis founded non-profit Environmental Health Trust in 2007 in Teton County, Wyoming to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards and promote constructive policies locally, nationally and internationally.
Currently Visiting Professor of Medicine at The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, and Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun, Turkey, Dr. Davis lectures at University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and major universities in India, Australia, Finland, and elsewhere.
She was Founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Professor of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (2004-2010). She has also served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the London School of Hygiene (2002-03) and Tropical Medicine, and at the Yeshiva University, New York (1995-96), and as a Visiting Professor at Mt.Sinai School of Medicine (1983-2010), Oberlin College (2000-2001) and Carnegie Mellon University (1999-2004).
An award-winning scientist and writer, Davis’ work has appeared in more than a dozen languages. She was designated a National Book Award Finalist for When Smoke Ran Like Water (2002, Basic Books). Her most recent book, Disconnect, selected by TIME magazine as a top pick in 2010, received the Silver Medal from Nautilus Books for courageous investigation for the paperback edition in 2013, which was identified by Project Censored as “the news that didn’t make the news,” and is the subject of multi-media international policy-making attention–including special editions recently released in India and Australia.
The Secret History of the War on Cancer was a top pick by Newsweek that influenced national cancer policy by the Cancer Association of South Africa, and is being used at major schools of public health, including Harvard, Emory, and Tulane University. Her most recent book, Disconnect–The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, forms the foundation for policy changes in Canada, Israel and elsewhere.
Dr. Davis also was the founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences and the only woman to serve as Scholar in Residence, 1983-1993. Among the NAS reports she directed were those advising that tobacco smoke be removed from airplanes and the environments of young children.
Her award-winning career has spanned academia, public policy, and public service. President Clinton appointed the Honorable Dr. Davis to the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, (1994-99) an independent executive branch agency that investigates, prevents, and mitigates chemical accidents. As the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials in the United States, United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World Bank and served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the U.S. National Toxicology Program, 1983-86 and various advisory committees to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also served as a U.S. delegate to the International Conference on Women in Beijing in 1996, the Johannesburg Conference on Sustainable Development in 1997, and other major international conferences.
Dr. Davis holds a B.S. in physiological psychology and a M.A. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, 1967. She completed a Ph.D. in science studies at the University of Chicago as a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1972 and a M.P.H. in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1982. She has served on a dozen doctoral committees and directed four post-doctoral fellows. She has also authored more than 200 publications in books and journals ranging from the Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association to Scientific American and the New York Times and has written blogs in Freakonomics, Huffington Post, Physicians for Social Responsibility, MomsRising, Oxford University Press and elsewhere.
Honored for her research and public policy work by various national and international groups, she has been a Fellow of both the American Colleges of Toxicology and of Epidemiology. The Betty Ford Comprehensive Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society gave her the Breast Cancer Awareness Award. She was commended by the Director of the National Cancer Institute for Outstanding Service, appointed a Global Environmental advisor to Newsweek Magazine, and Awarded the Woman of Distinction Award from The Conservative Jewish Women’s Organization. The Lemelson Center for Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian Institution honored her as an innovator on the environment for which she gave a distinguished lecture in 1998. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations Climate Convention tapped her to serve as a Lead Author on their assessment of climate mitigation policies (1999-2005).
She was a member of a team of scientists awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with the Honorable Al Gore. The recipient of a Women’s Leadership Exchange Compass Award, presented by OPEN: The Small Business Network from American Express, for breaking the paradigms of how women are perceived, Dr. Davis received the first Lisa Zhang Environmental Award from the United Nations in July 2008. In June 2009, Dr. Davis was honored with the Artemis Award presented by the Euro-American Women’s Council and the Greek Foreign Ministry in recognition of her outstanding contributions to science and public health policy.
Green America gave her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 for her efforts to promote environmental health issues including cell phone safety awareness. She occasionally discusses avoidable environmental health hazards on national and local programming with NPR, Fox News, Good Morning America, CNN, ABC, PBS, BBC, and various major networks in Europe, Australia and Asia.
With her husband, economist Richard D. Morgenstern, Senior Fellow of Resources for the Future, she lives in Jackson Hole Wyoming where she is delighted to have visits with her five grandchildren. She is working on her new books, Disconnect–Can You Hear Me Now? (2016), Good Vibrations–the secret world of the body electric, 2017; and Living on the Cutting Edge–how a revolution in pathology is transforming medicine, 2018.
You can see or read recent interviews at Alternet, YouTube and University of Chicago. She is profiled by Robert Musil in Rachel Carson and Her Sisters, Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s 2014, who notes that “Her work is a crash course, made creative, yet credible, in the history of environmental health…”
VIEW/DOWNLOAD DR. DAVIS’S RESUME
Recent scientific publications by Dr. Davis
Morgan LL, Miller AB, Sasco A, Davis DL, Mobile phone radiation causes brain tumors and should be classified as a probable human carcinogen (2A) (review). Int J Oncol. 2015 May;46(5):1865-71. Epub 2015 Feb 25.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Sep 19, 2016, 11:00 AM (0 replies)