Category Archives: Personal Health

Autumn Leaves

It’s almost fall and time for the leaf raking (or leaf blowing) to commence. Consider keeping the peace and healthier air by raking leaves by hand or hiring a service that will use hand raking or an electric leaf blower. … Read More

Recycling Bin Rejects are the subject of this podcast from MassRecycle. Listen to MassRecycle President, Gretchen Carey, and Newton Director of Sustainable Material Management, Waneta Trabert, discuss recent changes for recycling in Massachusetts: what doesn’t go in the bin, and what … Read More

On August 16, Mothers Out Front Newton is launching its 4th annual Gas Leak Tagging Campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of leaking gas to our homes, our health and our children’s future. According to National Grid, there are … Read More

Most animals raised for meat, milk and eggs are on industrial farms that contaminate our air, soil and water. These farms rely heavily on antibiotics and other synthetic treatments to boost outputs, and combat diseases caused by stressful, crowded and … Read More

On July 16, the Massachusetts House and Senate enacted the final version of the Mosquito Control Reform bill and this week the Governor signed the bill into law. Proposed by Governor Baker in April, the original bill would have dramatically … Read More

Most cling wrap is made from polyvinyl chlorides (PVC), a flexible form of plastic used in a variety of consumer goods including plastic cling wrap. PVC releases dioxin–a toxin known to cause reproductive and developmental human health issues–during manufacture, use, … Read More

Eating meat and dairy products have a large impact on climate change, with livestock producing about 14.5 % of the world’s greenhouse gases each year. Scientists warn that the current system of production and pattern of consumption cannot be sustained, … Read More

Have you ever wondered about potential health impacts from radiation emitted by wireless devices? Watch the video of the Newton Free Library’s May 13 presentation of Generation Zapped available at this link. The presenters were Cecelia (Cece) Doucette, Technology Safety Educator … Read More