Book Review: Beyond the Toxic Harvest

Book Review: Beyond the Toxic Harvest

Beyond the Toxic Harvest, A chemical poisoning survivor story- Beating the odds and making miracles. As the title of Eve Hillary’s book suggests,this  is a compelling story of personal triumph over tragedy that carries a message for us all. As a farmer, and later a suburban Mum, Eve’s experience of being accidentally poisoned with pesticides(…)

Burning waste for energy?

Burning waste for energy?

NTN has released a new report exposing the push towards unsustainable waste to energy technology across Australia. ‘Burning waste for energy: it doesn’t stack up’ examines the policy push and technology proposals driving this industry. It also assesses the ‘green power’ claims made by the incineration industry. The report finds it’s not rational to burn(…)

CSG and your health

CSG and your health

Clinical Psychologist Dr Wayne Somerville recently launched a report on the Health Impacts of CSG and Shale Gas Mining, including CSG Health Checklists and Self-Help Risk Management Tools. “Despite the rapid expansion of CSG developments, the health impacts have not been adequately researched, and effective regulations that protect public health are not in place. There(…)

‘Poisoning Our Future’ with pesticides

‘Poisoning Our Future’ with pesticides

Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PAN AP) has launched a new book called “Poisoning Our Future” to mark global no pesticide use week. The book details the scientific evidence for the insidious effects of pesticides on children and calls on government institutions to adopt a more precautionary approach to better protect human health and the(…)

High levels of dioxin in 2,4-D herbicide used in Australia

High levels of dioxin in 2,4-D herbicide used in Australia

In the 1980s and 1990s governments across Australia outlawed the use of the herbicide 245T. The ban was introduced for one very good reason – 245T contains dioxin, a chemical impurity with the potential to seriously harm people who are exposed to it. Four Corners has found evidence that herbicides containing 24D, currently being sold, do have(…)