Category Archives: vulnerable populations

Arsenic in Rice

I am one of the fortunate few who grew up eating primarily products produced in my backyard. Growing up on a beef cattle farm in the Midwest, my family consumed almost exclusively products that we produced. There was beef and … Continue reading

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E.P.A. Moves to Enforce Standards for Rodenticides

On Wednesday, EPA announced it would move to ban the sale of twelve rodenticides manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser.  Reckitt Benckiser is the only manufacturer of rodenticides  that has refused to adopt EPA’s newest safety standards.  The standards, established in 2011, require … Continue reading

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Revising Fish Consumption Rates in the Pacific Northwest: The Inextricable Link Between Environmental Protection & Human Health

The Problem of Low Fish Consumption Rates Washington State is currently in the process of revising its fish consumption rates (FCRs). The current rates were developed in the 1980s and 1990s, and recent studies indicate that Washingtonians consume much more fish … Continue reading

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