Since Environmental Justice (EJ) and Environmental Health (EH) are closely linked, we’ll try to talk about EH as well when we meet on Nov. 30th. To prepare for our discussion please listen to the following:
- “How Can Your Home Make You Sick?” and “How Do Toxins From Plastics Find Their Way Into Our Food?” in the TED Radio Hour episode Toxic; the entire episode is excellent, and I encourage you to listen to all of it if this topic interests you.
- “Mothers’ Pesticide Exposure Linked To Kids’ IQs” from Morning Edition.
What do the stories shared in this audio have in common? How are they different? Is there something similar about the people who are affected by the issues mentioned? Think back to our brief look at the potential health impacts of fracking; although none of the stories above deal with fracking, is there some kind of connection?