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January 13, 2023

Can You Trust Your Food? With Helena Bottemiller Evich

On this edition of GSN, Patti and Doug discuss the warming of the world’s oceans due to climate change, how gas stoves are causing asthma in children, and how the world’s investors are demanding that chemical companies stop producing PFAS. Then an in-depth conversation with food expert Helena Bottemiller Evich about the failure of the FDA to manage our food system. 

Links & More Information

 

The world’s oceans are warming faster than expected. 

https://www.france24.com/en/environment/20230111-ocean-temperatures-in-2022-were-highest-ever-recorded-study-says

 

Gas stoves are causing asthma in children.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/06/us-kids-asthma-gas-stove-pollution?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

 

Investors are telling manufacturers to stop making PFAS. 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/06/pfas-toxic-forever-chemicals-manufacturers

Helena Bottemiller Evich’s FoodFix newsletter:

https://foodfix.co/

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The government's “MY PLATE” diagram

January 6, 2023

U R What U Eat with Dr. Aarti Ivanic

On this edition of GSN, Patti and Doug discuss the impact of plastic production and disposal on climate change, how a diet high in processed foods can hasten dementia, and a new article from ProPublica about cell phones and what the government isn’t telling you. Then our feature story with Dr. Aarti Ivanic concerns the marketing of junk food and its impact on kids health. 

Links & More Information

 

Study by Dr. Aarti Ivanic:

"To Choose (Not) to Eat Healthy: Social Norms, Self-affirmation, and Food Choice"

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mar.20902

 

A diet of processed foods can hasten the onset of dementia:

https://www.today.com/health/aging/ultra-processed-foods-dementia-risk-rcna60653

Peter Elkind’s excellent article on the radiation from cell phones:

https://www.propublica.org/article/what-to-know-about-cellphone-radiation

The production and disposal of plastic is accelerating climate change: 

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2022-plastic-climate-change-pollution-data/?leadSource=uverify%20wall

December 30, 2022

Green Street News Year in Review

On this edition of GSN, Patti and Doug review the Top Ten Environmental Issues of 2022 and their impact on human health, with clips from Green Street News shows throughout the year. 

December 26, 2022

Something in the Water with Deena Winter

On this edition of GSN, Patti and Doug discuss the hazards of eating chocolate, why plastic roads are a bad idea, the big announcement about nuclear fusion may not be the panacea we think, and finally a story from Deena Winter, a reporter in Minnesota about 3M's contamination of water with PFAS chemicals and the impact on local citizens.

Links & More Information

 

Article from the Minnesota Reformer: https://minnesotareformer.com/2022/12/14/there-must-be-something-in-the-water/

December 19, 2022

Glow Kids with Dr. Nichiolas Kardaras

On this edition of GSN, Patti and Doug discuss a new international treaty to stop plastic pollution, the world's insurance bill for natural disasters reaches $115 billion, Democrats are pressuring EPA to go easy on the regulation of toxic chemicals, and we take a close look at the effect of technology on our kids with Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of the best -selling book Glow Kids.

December 12, 2022

PFAS and the EPA: Danger Meets Dysfunction with Dr. Kyla Bennett 

On this edition of the Green Street News, Patti and Doug talk about PFAS from fracking waste showing up in landfills, how Coca Cola is secretly influencing public health events, Congressional Democrats have a plan to stop plastic pollution, and an interview with former EPA whistleblower Kyla Bennett, now science policy director at PEER, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. 

Links & More Information

 

For more information about PEER and the great work the organization does, please visit https://peer.org/ 

For more information about PFAS, please visit our Grassroots website:  https://www.grassrootsinfo.org/pfas 

To learn more about the giant Shell Cracker plant under construction, see this story in the NY Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/business/energy-environment/plastics-shell-pennsylvania-plant.html 

To read more about PFAS in landfills, please visit: https://pfasproject.com/2022/12/07/revealed-nearly-100-potential-pfas-polluted-sites-in-pennsylvania-ohio-and-west-virginia-from-fracking-waste/

Environmental Working Group has an interactive map of the United States of PFAS Contamination sites, 

https://www.ewg.org/interactive-maps/pfas_contamination/map/

December 5, 2022

Toxic Turf with Amy Griffin

On this edition of Green Street News, Patti and Doug discuss big companies failing to meet their plastic reduction targets, New York State puts a moratorium on crypto, Pennsylvania OKs a hazardous waste dump near residential areas, and how a soccer coach in Washington state discovered a cancer cluster among soccer goalies who play on synthetic turf. 

November 25, 2022

Timing is Everything - The Blue Light Special with Dr. Josh Rosenthal

On this edition of Green Street News, Patti and Doug discuss COP 27, how chemicals in vehicle tires are killing Pacific salmon, and how blue light from phones and computer screens is disrupting our circadian rhythm with serious health consequences.

November 18, 2022

The Monsanto Saga with Carey Gillam

 

On this edition of Green Street News, Patti and Doug talk about detergent pods, declining sperm counts and the sordid story of the corrupt Monsanto corporation, which created a highly toxic, cancer-causing pesticide and then developed GMO crops that were resistant to it, as told by best-selling investigative reporter and author Carey Gillam.

November 11, 2022

Preparing Doctors for Climate Change

with Dr. Jay Lemery

 

On this edition of Green Street News, Patti and Doug talk about the news of the day. Then Dr. Jay Lemery of the University of Colorado talks about his groundbreaking program preparing the medical community to deal with the health challenges brought on by climate change. 

Links & More Information

 

Dr. Jay Lemery’s program at the University of Colorado: https://www.coloradowm.org/

 

Pro Publica article on federal agencies and wireless radiation: https://www.propublica.org/article/fcc-5g-wireless-safety-cellphones-risk

November 4, 2022

The Oil and Gas Industry’s Big Secret

 

On this edition of Green Street News, freelance reporter Justin Noble describes the highly dangerous materials that come out of a oil or gas well when it is fracked, and how broad public understanding of this issue might have changed the course of climate change. 

Links & More Information

 

More information about fracking, with links to short videos and scientific studies: https://www.grassrootsinfo.org/fracking

 

More info about fracking waste: https://www.grassrootsinfo.org/fracking-waste

 

Justin’s original Rolling Stone article. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/oil-gas-fracking-radioactive-investigation-937389/

October 28, 2022

Cell Phones & Brain Cancer Risks & Reality

 

On this edition of Green Street News, Patti and Doug discuss several scientific studies recently promoted by the wireless industry that claim to show there is no harm from cell phone radiation. 

Then we hear the story of Ellie Marks, whose husband Alan developed a brain tumor after years of heavy cell phone use. Ellie tells about her testimony in Washington and the legal case against cell phone manufacturers. 

October 17, 2022

The Unwelcome Cell Tower

 

On this episode of Green Street News, Patti and Doug discuss Boston's ban on synthetic turf, what's in your bottle of water, and the story of Courtney Gilardi and the unwelcome cell tower in her residential neighborhood in Pittsfield MA.

September 6, 2022

Trees: Survival Tool for a Changing Climate with Dr. Andy Reinmann

On this edition of Green Street Patti and Doug speak with Dr. Andy Reinmann, Assistant Professor in the Advanced Science Research Center at Hunter College about how trees can not only sequester carbon, but protect, shade, cool and inspire us as we face a warming climate.

August 30, 2022

Autism and the Environment with Dr. Martha Herbert

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug speak with Harvard University researcher Dr. Martha Herbert about her work in pediatric neurology and the possible environmental links to autism. Dr. Herbert's book is The Autism Revolution.

August 23, 2022

Plastic is Poison with

Dr. Jenny Davies

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug speak with Dr. Jenny Davies, physician, attorney, and Public and Environmental Health Director for non-profit Cafeteria Culture about the chemical toxins in plastic and how they are impacting our health and safety.

August 16, 2022

Wireless Radiation and Human Health with Dr. Devra Davis

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug talk with renowned epidemiologist and author Dr. Devra Davis about her work investigating the relationship between RF radiation from wireless devices and its impact on human health.

August 8, 2022

The Green Street Baby Show with Patti Wood

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug talk about the special concerns of women who are pregnant, and how to avoid exposing your new baby to toxins in the environment.

August 2, 2022

EMS and Wireless Radiation Part II

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug continue their conversation with medical writer Susan Foster and attorney Scott McCullough about electromagnetic sensitivity (EMS), how it interferes with the lives of affected individuals and what government programs or laws might be used to seek protection and accommodation.

August 2, 2022

EMS and Wireless Radiation Part I

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug talk with medical writer and EMS advocate Susan Foster and telecommunications attorney Scott McCullough about EMS, how exposure is affecting an increasing number of people, and what is being done for those who are suffering.

July 18, 2022

Grill, Baby, Grill with

Denise Snyder

It's summer and everyone loves to eat and cook outdoors! On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug talk with nutritionist and dietician Denise Snyder of Duke University about how to safely cook foods over an open flame.

July 11, 2022

Speaking for the World with

Vito Buonsante

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug speak with attorney Vito Buonsante of IPEN - the International Pollutants Elimination Network - about how he represents people in third-world countries who are bearing the brunt of plastic and other pollution from the rest of the world.

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