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Health and Environment before the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee

Adding to the body of knowledge intended to guide them in their eventual project recommendations, the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee heard from speakers who highlighted issues in public health and the local environment on Monday. “Health status is more than just health [...]

Regional Checkup: We’re Not Well

Regional Checkup: We’re Not Well

The numbers are in, and they’re not encouraging. The Partnership for a Healthy Community held court at Sacred Heart Hospital today in Pensacola to share the findings of its 2012 health assessment for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. As in the group’s previous reports, the diagnosis isn’t [...]

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is In

The GuLF STUDY—a federal exploration into possible health impacts following the 2010 oil spill—is heading south for another tour. “Just Florida this time,” said Dr. Dale Sandler, as she prepared for her trip. Sandler, chief of the epidemiology branch at the National Institute of [...]

Oil Spill Health Study Comes to Town

Oil Spill Health Study Comes to Town

Following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers of various stripes have been studying the disaster’s possible impacts. What did the spill do to the environment? What did the spill do to the Gulf region’s economics? And, what did the oil spill do to us? Next week, [...]

New Census Report Shows America More Impoverished

New Census Report Shows America More Impoverished

Today the U.S. Department of Commerce released a report on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States for 2009. Its findings showed: •           The median household income in 2009 was not statistically different from the 2008 median in real [...]

Ponies & Balloons Act…we are expendable to BP

Kindra Arnesan, wife of one of the fisherman who became ill while working the BP clean-up effort, speaks out. She gave this speech at a Gulf Emergency Conference. See the transcript and you will see what "ponies & balloons" means. I have bolded it. Transcript of speech (via Democratic [...]

Sen. Gaetz gives Disaster Update

For Immediate Release June 22, 2010 4:30 p.m. CST Latest Oil Spill Developments Dear Neighbor, As dime to five inch-sized tar balls and tar “patties” continue to slowly inundate the Northwest Florida coastline, officials with the United States Coast Guard, British Petroleum, the [...]

Doing nothing is better than dispersants

Doing nothing is better than dispersants

According to Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center, "the Department of Defense’s Modular Aerial Spray System (MASS) aircraft flew multiple missions—dispensing the same dispersant chemicals being used by BP and federal responders. These systems are capable of covering up to 250 [...]

Don’t touch oil, tarballs

Don’t touch oil, tarballs

The St. Pete Times warns of the BP oil spill's toxicity. This s$%# can kill you. I have interviewed workers that were part of the Exxon Valdez cleanup. Twenty years later, they are still battling health issues. From St. Pete Times: "Crude oil contains such harmful chemicals as benzene, which can [...]

No more BP coeds at community meetings

No more BP coeds at community meetings

It's time to stop the "sorority teas" at the community meetings on the BP oil spill. If BP can't have a knowledgeable person (male or female) who can answer technical, financial and legal questions, then don't bother. City and county officials should refuse to sit on a stage or participate in a [...]

FCAT Tomfoolery

FCAT Tomfoolery

Dark chocolate supposedly boosts a person's mood. Teachers are putting dark chocolate Kisses on students desks. Also some students are allowed to chew gum while taking the test because it will supposedly keep their minds active. In addition, many Escambia County parents got automated calls from [...]

Gang Forum

Gang Forum

Press Release: Sacred Heart Trauma Center, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to Present Forum on Gangs in Our Community PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Sacred Heart Trauma Center and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Escambia County School District, will host a free [...]

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