Clean Water Funding Cut

Many moons ago, we didn’t think twice about the health of our water.  We just turned on the tap at our sink.  But that was many moons ago. Now, we spend a lot on bottled water – then later read how some brands aren’t as pure and healthy as advertised.  In the 1970s, the federal government had programs that helped municipalities create healthful water systems – in terms of taking water from some source and returning used-but-treated water to that source.… Keep reading

Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.

Coleridge’s famous line is not just for poetry. Safe drinking water is essential.  Yet, controversy seems to regularly rage between chemical industry profits, politicians, and scientific evidence. Here’s a current effort EPA is undergoing to reinstate the ban on TCE – which had been banned under one administration, but lifted by a subsequent administration.  Comments afterwards.

●       ●        ●        ●        ●        ●        ●


EPA to push ban of toxic chemical

found in US drinking water


Agency had strong limits on TCE use until the Trump administration

reversed them; now the agency wants to ban it


Tom Perkins

The Guardian

4 Nov 2023


The Biden administration is proposing a ban on TCE, a highly toxic chemical commonly used in stain removers, adhesives and degreasers, and which had been found to be contaminating drinking water on a wide scale across the US.… Keep reading

Doctors call for urgent climate action

Journalists have standards followed by major newspapers and magazines to maintain integrity, so what they report can be trusted by readers, listeners, and viewers. In social media, anyone can say anything; knowing what’s true is more difficult. For these blogs, I rely on research reports that seem credible, and come from credible organizations. Here’s a report from a global body of physicians and health care workers whose sole aim is the health and well-being of our populations.  Comments afterwards.


●       ●        ●        ●        ●        ●        ●


Doctors from around the world unite

to call for urgent climate action


Health bodies demand all governments immediately cease

expansion of new fossil fuel infrastructure and production


Australian Associated Press

The Guardian

Fri 27 Oct 2023


Global health bodies are demanding international governments urgently phase out fossil fuels and fast-track renewable energy as health professionals increasingly see patients suffering from harm caused by climate change.… Keep reading

Benzene in our Homes

One of the concerns we addressed in our Garden Atrium homes was air quality.  When you seal up a home to increase heating and cooling efficiency, we’re exhaling CO2 and are more vulnerable to the off-gassing of things in our home.  When some toxin exceeds what our immune system can handle, we get allergic reactions.  In most instances, we actually need to say, “My environment is exceeding what my immune system can handle.”  Here’s a research report that addresses one of the most common forms of indoor air toxicity, Benzine. … Keep reading

Reducing Dementia Risk

As Sustainable Living includes maximizing our quality-of-life experience, having all of our mental faculties intact helps.  Here’s an interesting bit of research on how we can inhibit dementia forming. And the solution may also enhance of our life experience … inexpensively.  Comments afterwards.


●       ●        ●        ●        ●        ●        ●


Living Near Green Spaces Can Reduce

Risk Of Dementia, Study Finds



Abby Moore

mbg planet

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023


Neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis (MS) affect more than 1 billion people worldwide, according to a report from the United Nations.… Keep reading