Contaminated First Nation Reserves

Contaminated First Nation Reserves

Postby adminjt » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:42 pm

Subject: APTN - 'Toxic Overflow' Video - Parts 1 and 2


On the season premiere of APTN Investigates…
The contamination of many First Nations by unregulated landfills and dumps is a dirty story that has yet to be fully told. Aside from the mess you can see – and smell – the risk of groundwater pollution is probably the most severe environmental impact from these waste sites. Add an improperly engineered garbage dump and the results are more than toxic. Research is showing that we are passing down genetic differences that will make the next generation more likely to suffer from disease.

Part 1: http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2010/09/20/to ... ow-part-1/

Part 2: http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2010/09/20/to ... ow-part-2/

Hazardous Waste Sites and Diabetes: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1797837/

Pollution and Diabetes a Summary: http://www.ajmed.fr/documents/pdf/pertu ... iabete.pdf

To see a detailed site report with maps for contaminated sites on First Nations Reserves coast to coast, go to this website and click on the blue number beside each reserve:
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/fcsi-rscf/numb ... ?qid=68311


This may also be of interest:
The U.S. National Toxicology Program is holding a workshop on the "Role of Environmental Chemicals in the Development of Diabetes and Obesity."
It is Jan. 11-13, 2011, in North Carolina. The public is welcome. For more information, see:

http://cerhr.niehs.nih.gov/evals/diabet ... index.html

Please spread the word!
Thanks!
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