Fukushima and our bravest senator, Ron Wyden

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is one of the bravest men in the world.  In April of 2012, he went to Fukushima, Japan, to see for himself what was going on with the damaged nuclear reactors.  Then, again showing great bravery, he issued a press release and asked for action to reduce the danger.


If he runs for president, I will vote for him based on his bravery and honesty.

Fish and Mercury

The EPA has informed people to limit consumption of fish, due to contamination with mercury and other toxins.  It is good that they keep track of this, and are informing the public.  But shouldn’t the EPA also be working to get the mercury out of the fish?  To create legislation that bans putting mercury in our lakes, rivers, and oceans?  To prosecute and fine those who are polluting fish, one of the healthiest foods on our planet?

Cancer always has a cause

Cancer always has a cause, or causes.  It doesn’t “just happen”.  It used to be a rare disease.  Now it is an epidemic.  We are surrounded by things created by humans that cause cancer.  We shouldn’t be surprised that cancer touches all our lives.  We should be surprised that more people aren’t getting angry and doing something to stop it.

Here is a link to a conservative list of things that are known to cause cancer, and things that probably cause cancer from the American Cancer Society:  http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/OtherCarcinogens/GeneralInformationaboutCarcinogens/known-and-probable-human-carcinogens 

Health, Happiness, and Long Life

Health, happiness, and long life.  This is what it is all about.  What we want for our family and friends, what we want for ourselves, what we want for our world.

The intent of this blog to collect and express information that will help us all have healthier, happier, longer lives.

Radioactive contamination, doing something about it

On March 11, 2011, the Fukushima disaster happened.  It is continuing to contaminate our planet, including our air, water, and food supply.  Who is doing anything about it?

Nuclear Information and Resource Center http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5502/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10645

Fukushima Fallout Food Safety Petition on Change.org, created by Kimberly Roberson  http://www.change.org/petitions/urgent-fukushima-radioactive-fallout-food-safety-petition

Press Release of Oregon Senator Ron Wyden after visiting Fukushima in April 2012  http://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/after-tour-of-fukushima-nuclear-power-station-wyden-says-situation-worse-than-reported

Nuclear Watch South  http://www.nonukesyall.org

Report from Forbes Magazine reporter Jeff McMahon  http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2012/05/29/should-we-hide-low-dose-radiation-exposures-from-the-public/