Author Archives: KarenLee

High Fructose Corn Syrup and Diabetes

A shocking health article on corn syrup and the adverse health consequences from consuming too much of it was reported by The Guardian on June 11, 2012.The article, ‘Why food is making us fat,’ pointed out that we are way … Continue reading

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U.S. government agreed to clean up its “mess” in Vietnam

On August 9, 2012, the United States initiated a project to “clean  up” herbicides including Agent Orange used in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A large amount of toxic chemicals were used in Vietnam by the U.S. government to discover … Continue reading

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Environmental Issues on the U.S. Army Bases in Korea: Complex Relationship between Policies and Public Health and Environmental Health Law

After the Korean War, the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) was drafted to secure the military support and cooperation of the United States Forces in Korea (USFK). However, there were several incidents where the two countries conflicted. In May 2011, … Continue reading

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