Posts Tagged ‘ Nancy Alderman ’

EPA moves to regulate new wood stoves … beginning in 2015

Jan 5th, 2014 | By

“These standards are forward looking,” according to Nancy Alderman, “and therefore do not address the outdoor wood furnaces that are presently in use and are harming so many people in so many northern states. States, including Connecticut, will need to do something about these polluting devices – as the new standards do not address those in use – and there are so many people and families presently being made sick from neighbors’ outdoor wood furnaces.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story.

Letter: Wood smoke is our New ‘Second Hand’ Smoke

Jul 14th, 2013 | By

Wood smoke has become our new “Second Hand Smoke.” Wood smoke has many of the same components as cigarette smoke, yet it is almost completely unregulated, while cigarette smoke is highly regulated. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Nancy Alderman.

FORUM: Keep fracking waste from coming into Connecticut by Nancy Alderman, via the NHRegister

Jun 4th, 2013 | By

Although natural gas burns much cleaner than other fuels, there is a problem with the extraction of it from the shale deposits. The extraction methods, called fracking, are poorly regulated and therefore are causing many serious environmental and human health problems. Click on this Headline for more on this story from Nancy Alderman.

A warning about outdoor wood furnaces from EHHI

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

The phone calls are coming in to Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) once again from people whose neighbor’s have installed outdoor wood furnaces (OWFs) over the summer — and they are just now starting them up. People cannot believe that neighbors are allowed to smoke them out of their homes 24/7 – but that, in fact, is the case in CT and in many other states.

CT Indoor Tanning Law Not As Strict As Other States

Aug 27th, 2012 | By

Nancy Alderman, of Environment and Human Health writes: 1. With Connecticut having tanning laws less strict than other states (see article in the New Haven Independent that researched this     2. With the CT state legislature not getting last year’s tanning Bill out of the Public Health committee;     3. Now we

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Report Calls for More Responsible Management of Cell Phones to Protect Children and Pregnant Women

Feb 1st, 2012 | By

EHHI has released a new report calling for tougher standards to regulate cellular technologies—especially for children and pregnant women.

This report is the first part of a project researching the health effects of cell phone use. John Wargo, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Risk and Policy at Yale and lead author of the report, said, “The scientific evidence is sufficiently robust showing that cellular devices pose significant health risks to children and pregnant women….” Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.