by American Values Network, Wed Feb 03, 2010 at 11:17:47 AM EST
by American Values Network, Tue Feb 02, 2010 at 09:43:55 AM EST
Health care may headline the national agenda in all but one area: the health crisis of Vieques. From 1941-2003, the United States Navy used the island of Vieques as a bombing range for test military exercises. Now, sixty-two years of exposure to napalm, depleted uranium, and agent orange leaves an alarming toxic health legacy for the Vieques people, 9000 United States citizens.
by Faithful Democrats, Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 04:02:30 PM EDT
By: Eric Sapp
What would you do if you found out that people in your neighborhood had a 30% higher cancer rate, 25% higher infant mortality rate, and 95% higher cirrhosis of the liver rate than the surrounding area? Then you found out that hair sample surveys of your neighbors showed that 34% of the population have toxic levels of mercury, 55% are contaminated with lead, 69% with arsenic, 69% with cadmium, 90% with aluminum, and 93% with antimony. What would you do? What would you expect your government to do?