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Author Archives: Kaitlin Butler

  1. Articles by Kaitlin Butler:
  2. The Rise of the Water Protectors

    The Rise of the Water Protectors Networker Volume 21(5), Fall 2016 A letter from Carolyn Raffensperger, Returned from Standing Rock   Friends, I write this in the heat of the struggle to block Dakota Access’ nefarious pipeline. I just returned from Standing Rock and jumped into protests for the Iowa reach of the pipeline. For…Read More →

  3. Who’s in charge? A book review of “The Toxic Schoolhouse”

    By Kaitlin Butler For more information, to view the press release and to pre-order the book, visit Baywood Publishing Company’s webpage.   Environmental public health has had its forays into the spotlight. Six decades ago, the term “environmental disaster” had people in the US thinking of Love Canal and Chernobyl. Later, maybe Three Mile Island, DDT,…Read More →

  4. Dementia Slows Down: An Unanticipated Benefit of Environmental Policies?

    Dementia Slows Down: An Unanticipated Benefit of Environmental Policies? Ted Schettler Science and Environmental Health Network   The risk of dementia grows as we grow older and since people live longer now than in the past we expect to encounter this dreaded diagnosis more often. Surprisingly though, US and European studies that account for changes…Read More →

  5. The Case for Government Oversight and Regulation

    Editor’s note, by Carolyn Raffensperger   Is it worth it? I know many activists were asking themselves this question after Congress passed legislation that tweaked our main toxic chemical law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It was an upgrade, not a full reform. Some of us, like SEHN’s Dr. Ted Schettler, had been working…Read More →