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You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects

By at February 21, 2013 | 1:49 pm | 0 Comment

You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects

Jos Lara just wanted a job. A company working in the natural gas fields needed a man to power wash wastewater tanks. Clean off the debris. Make them shining again. And so Jos Lara became a power washer for the Rain for Rent Co. The chemicals, the smell was so bad. Once I got out, […]

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Pennsylvania Politics Continues to Trump Health and the Environment

By at July 5, 2012 | 1:53 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Politics Continues to Trump Health and the Environment

Politics continues to threaten the health and welfare of Pennsylvanians. The latest is how the Republican-dominated legislature and Gov. Tom Corbett separated one of the wealthiest and more high-tech/industrial areas of the state from the rural areas. Less than a week before the 2011–2012 fiscal year budget was scheduled to expire, June 30, the majority […]

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Selling Soft Drinks In 16-Ounce Cups is a Gimmick, Not a Solution

By at June 5, 2012 | 8:58 am | 0 Comment

Selling Soft Drinks In 16-Ounce Cups is a Gimmick, Not a Solution

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week proposed soft drink sales be limited to 16-ounce containers. Indeed! I don’t drink much soda. I don’t even like the stuff. Well, there are a couple of flavors I like a little – but I long ago discovered they don’t do a thing for my thirst. They just […]

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Top 10 Fat Foods

By at April 30, 2012 | 8:28 am | 0 Comment

Top 10 Fat Foods

Highest in Saturated Fats Hydrogenated Oils Dried Coconut Butter Rendered Animal Fats Dark Chocolate Fish Oils Cheese Nuts and Seeds Processed Meats Whipped Cream Highest in Trans Fats Spreads Packaged foods Store Soups Fast Foods Frozen Foods Baked Goods Chips and Crackers Breakfast Boosts & Breakfast Cereals Cookies and Candy Toppings & Dips Photo by […]

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Fattest States in America By Percentage of Obese Adults

By at April 16, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Fattest States in America By Percentage of Obese Adults

1) Mississippi: 34.4% Percentage of adults who smoke: 22.7%* 2) Alabama: 32.3% Percentage of adults who smoke: 22.1% 3) West Virginia: 32.2% Percentage of adults who smoke: 26.5% 4) Tennessee: 31.9% Percentage of adults who smoke: 23.1% 5) Louisiana: 31.6% Percentage of adults who smoke: 20.5% 6) Kentucky: 31.5% Percentage of adults who smoke: 25.2% […]

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Top Ten Teen Smoking States

By at April 9, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Teen Smoking States

State % Who Smoked A Cigarette In A Month Rank of State Funding for Tobacco Control 1) Kentucky 15.9% 40 2) Wyoming 14.9% 3 3) Arkansas 14.5% 10 4) Oklahoma 13.3% 19 5) Tennessee 13.0% 50 6) Ohio 12.9% 18 7) West Virginia 12.6% 20 8) South Dakota 12.5% 28 9) North Dakota 12.4% 9 10) […]

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25 Fattest Countries

By at November 21, 2011 | 8:45 am | 2 Comments

25 Fattest Countries

Thanksgiving Special The World Health Organization (“WHO”) determines if a person is  “overweight” based on an individual’s  height and weight. If your body mass index (“BMI”) is 25 or more – you are considered overweight.* If you weigh in with a BMI of 30 or higher, you are classified as “obese” Nation and %  of […]

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‘Pssst. Hotdogs Ten Bucks Each’

By at August 16, 2011 | 7:08 am | 874 Comments

‘Pssst. Hotdogs Ten Bucks Each’

“Pssst.” I walked straight ahead, looking neither right nor left in a darkened alley illuminated by a half-moon. “Pssst.” I quickened my pace, but there was no avoiding the shadowy figure. “Ain’t gonna harm ya. Jus’ wanna sell ya somethin’.” I hesitated, shaking. Stepping in front of me, he shoved a hotdog under my nose. […]

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Pressure or Common Sense at Pennsylvania’s DEP

By at May 5, 2011 | 12:59 pm | 0 Comment

Pressure or Common Sense at Pennsylvania’s DEP

Is it political pressure, or common sense that once again prevails at Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection? The DEP is backpedaling on a policy change it made only a few short weeks ago that hamstrung inspectors in the Marcellus Shale and cast a jaundiced eye on DEP’s, then Acting Secretary, Michael Krancer. Krancer has since been appointed to the position.

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How does Pennsylvania want to Burn its Tobacco Money

By at April 25, 2011 | 11:37 am | 436 Comments

How does Pennsylvania want to Burn its Tobacco Money

Auditor General Wagner is, in a word, aghast, that Governor Corbett pulled the plug on AdultBasic health care insurance earlier this year.

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