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Health and Safety

1,187 petitions

Update posted 8 hours ago

Petition to Jack Gibson, Armando Quintero, Cynthia Koehler, Larry Russell, Larry Bragman, Tom Cronin, Mary Casey - General Counsel, Krishna Kumar - General Manager

Marin Municipal Water District: Discontinue Fluoridating the Drinking Water in Marin County California

Adding fluoride to municipal water supplies has documented, significant, widely recognized, adverse health effects; many are listed in the petition below. Municipalities throughout the United States and these European countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and Switzerland) have chosen fluoride-free water, in light of newest research data. ~  Take a few minutes to watch the excellent video presentations linked on this page, below the petition.  They are informative, offer latest, up-to-date research and address several incontrovertible, key issues.  ~ Please join us in our effort to eliminate the addition of Fluoride to the public water supply in Marin County, California; assuring safe water for those relying on drinking water from Marin Municipal Water District, as an essential component of daily sustenance and optimal health. Read an overview of this request here:"Sinking Our Teeth Into the Marin Fluoridation Discussion" AND share the link to this petition with your friends and colleagues:SafeWaterMarin.org Thank you for your support!  ~~~  SafeWaterMarin Alliance Petition as follows:

SafeWaterMarin Alliance
3,417 supporters
Update posted 18 hours ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, u, U.S. Coast Guard

TELL WASHINGTON TO BAN DEATH TRAP DUCK BOATS NOW

The duck boat took my family from me. On July 19th, my husband, Glenn, 40, and our babies Arya, 1, Evan, 7, and Reece, 9, drowned in a totally preventable disaster on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. Altogether, seventeen souls, including my other Coleman family members - Horace “Butch” Coleman, 70, Belinda “Toni” Coleman, 69, Ervin “Uncle Ray” Coleman, 76, Angiee Coleman, 45 and her baby, Maxwell 2, were killed.. They all died because of the duck boat’s deadly design, which the industry knew about for more than 16 years. In 2002, the National Transportation Safety Board told the duck boat operators to make them safe. They didn’t.   I miraculously survived, along with my 13-year-old nephew, Donovan.  So many loved ones died that tragic day, but not my spirit. In their memory, I am asking you to join me to help ensure that no one else is killed by death trap duck boats. Help us ban all unsafe amphibious vehicles like the one that killed my family and dozens more over the past 20 years.  In addition to signing this petition, it’s also important to support Senate Bill 3301 Duck Boat Bill that will force the reckless and deceitful duck boat industry to comply with safety recommendations that it has ignored for decades. Ban the duck boats NOW! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love,Tia Coleman

Tia Coleman Family
7,213 supporters
Update posted 20 hours ago

Petition to Dianne Feinstein, Kamala D. Harris, Jerry Brown, Boeing, Senator Henry Stern, Barbara Lee, Mohsen Nazemi, Julia Brownley

No more kids with cancer: clean up the Santa Susana Field Lab

When my daughter Grace Ellen was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer, at age four, I thought that our family had the worst, most devastating luck. But after spending months in the hospital with her, we learned that she was one of 50 children who may have been poisoned by one of the worst nuclear meltdowns in America. Sign to demand that the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) safely and completely clean the Santa Susana Field Lab and prevent any more children from getting cancer. Grace Ellen’s form of cancer is incredibly aggressive. At age four she was put on several clinical trials, had ten times the normal amount of chemotherapy, and spent two years fighting her cancer. A year and a half later her cancer came back. Today she’s inpatient again, having finished more radiation and intense chemotherapy, and is healing from a bone marrow transplant. She’s addicted to morphine, unable to eat or drink, and is fighting for her life in the hospital isolation floor. It haunts me to know her cancer might have been avoidable. She, like the other 49 children, grew up within 20 miles the Santa Susana Field Lab, land which was developed in the 1940s to conduct nuclear research. In 1959 an uncontained partial meltdown of a sodium reactor caused such a devastating radiation leak that many consider it to be the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history –and it was completely covered up for years. Our community has up to 60% higher cancer rates, we have decades of EPA reports to prove it. But the Boeing Company, who partially owns the site, is proposing that the land be open to families for recreational use, even while the disaster has still not been cleaned up. It is the Department of Toxic Substance Control’s job to clean up this mess, but they aren’t taking any meaningful action. Instead they released an Environmental Impact Report that proposes to leave vast amounts of the radioactive and carcinogenic waste on site permanently.  They know our children are sick and dying, but Boeing doesn't care. They care about stockholders and profits more than people, and the government isn’t doing anything to stop them. I will protect my children even if I have to tear down mountains with my bare hands – and I am one of many parents fighting for our kids. To win this, we need our nation to stand with us to demand that DTSC clean up this disaster once and for all. Will you join us? #SantaSusana

Melissa Bumstead
401,507 supporters
Update posted 23 hours ago

Petition to Florida Governor, Marco Rubio, Florida State Senate, Bill Nelson, Bo Rivard, Robert Spottswood, Gary Nicklaus, Joshua Kellam, Sonya Rood, Michael Sole, Gary Lester, Florida Department of Environmental protection

Stop The State-Sanctioned Poisoning Of Our Lakes And Rivers!

Our recent investigation has uncovered a shocking correlation and overlooked contributor to Florida’s devastating Red Tide epidemic. The FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission), a government-run agency, is spraying poison into all of our rivers, canals, and lakes, including Lake Okeechobee to kill an invasive aquatic plant called hydrilla. Hundreds of permitted contractors all over the state are still to this day spraying poison into our aquifer, Monday thru Friday, 40 hours a week for the last 40 years. The active ingredient of the poison being sprayed is called Glyphosate! Glyphosate is an herbicide that kills plants; the dead plant matter provides nutrients to blue-green algae, which in turn feeds the red algae blooms. The targeted plant hydrilla is an invasive species, but there are mechanical means to remove this aquatic plant that do not harm the environment in any way. Monsanto, a company that uses glyphosate as an active ingredient in their products recently lost a court case that resulted in a settlement reaching nearly 300 million dollars. Monsanto lost because glyphosate is a known carcinogen. This carcinogen is polluting our waters and decimating our ocean life. It is time to hold our government accountable for spraying poison into our waters that has resulted in an abundance of nutrients in our water that in turn fuels the growth of algae. Help protect the water, wildlife, and people of Florida! Sign and share our petition and demand that our government stops polluting our waters with glyphosate and other chemicals.

Jim Abernethy
161,588 supporters