Category: Public Health

BIDEN PROMISED TO OPEN BORDER

Biden promised to stop all deportations for 100 days after taking office and activists are holding him to it. Two national immigrants rights groups have asked Biden not only for a blanket moratorium on deportations but also a halt on any arrests or apprehension of immigrants. Meanwhile a caravan of an estimated 9,000 people are […]

SUBLEASING & OVERCROWDING SPREADS VIRUS

” THEIR SLEEPING IN KITCHENS AND LOUNGE ROOMS” High-rise towers have become the new frontier of a thriving illegal rooming house market as “profiteering” operators prey on struggling foreign students. International student groups said a lack of affordable housing was leaving young foreigners living in Australia with “no choice” but to pay to live in […]

GLOBAL COMPACT ON WELFARE OF REFUGEES

   UN MOROCCO GLOBAL AGREEMENT NOT BINDING The first Forum will be convened in 2018. Subsequent Forums will be reviewed every four years, unless otherwise agreed by the General Assembly, in order to ensure sustained momentum and political will. Forums will be co-convened and co-hosted by one or more State(s) and the United Nations High […]

FROM PLASTIC GARBAGE TO DINNER PLATE

Microplastics in sea threat to human health, United Nations warns http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39217985  (copy to browser to open) BBC Video link above captures the moment plastic enters the food chain Microplastics are created when larger plastic debris breaks down by sunlight and wave action into rice-sized bits that measure five millimeters or less.  They have turned the […]

POLLUTANTS THAT COME OUT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

The major car pollutants are carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides, carbon dioxide and particulates. Most pollutants come from the exhausts but brake pads, tires, oil, grease, anti-freeze, hydraulic fluids, and a number of cleaning agents can also contribute pollutants to the environment While the government does monitor pollutants, these measurements bear little resemblance to the […]