State’s Legal Moves Cause Mixed Messages on Toxic Air

Mary Walker, EPA administrator, Region 4, Atlanta. Georgia Environmental Protection Division: “State Officials Approve Plan to Reduce Ethylene Oxide Emissions at Smyrna Plant.” Sterigenics: “Sterigenics Comments on Receipt of Georgia EPDs Approval of Voluntary Enhancement Plans.” Sterigenics, SIP Permit Application, July 30, 2019. Kevin Chambers, public information officer, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Atlanta. Georgia Open… Read More »

Understanding Diabetes and Mental Health

Beware of denial As with pretty much every emotion you feel when you’re diagnosed with diabetes, denial is natural. Everyone feels that sense of, “not me,” or “I don’t believe it,” or “there must be some mistake.” But at some point, you have to accept your diagnosis and take action. By continuing to deny it,… Read More »

More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping

States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation, according to CNN’s survey. Illinois has 10 confirmed cases, while 12 more are under investigation. California is looking into 19 such cases. The New York State Department of Health said Friday it was “actively investigating” 11 cases. Indiana and… Read More »