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Coal seam gas health effects need more scrutiny

March 26, 2012 - ...from sediments. These can include toxic, allergenic, mutagenic and carcinogenic substances. There is insufficient information on the use, safety and fate of these chemicals. Doctors for the Environment Australia is calling for the chemicals used in unconventional gas operations to be assessed for safety by our national regulator; for the protection of Great Artesian Basin aquifer water and agricultural land; for a health impact assessment under nationally developed guidelines; and for a moratorium on new CSG operations until the health and environmental consequences are adequately understood, and the appropriate monitoring and regulations are in place to protect human health. http://www.medicalobserver.com.au/news/coal-seam-gas-health-effects-need-more–scrutiny...

DEA doctors innovating and protecting health during the COVID 19 pandemic

April 11, 2020 - ...on the mental health implications of living and working during a pandemic.https://7news.com.au/the-daily-edition/coronavirus-update-how-changing-your-mindset-can-help-if-youre-struggling-with-mental-health-c-901980  Past DEA Chair and present DEA Scientific Advisor Committee member Professor Michael Kidd is working in Canberra as the recently appointed Principal Medical Advisor to the Federal Department of Health and Professor of Primary Care Reform at The Australian National Universityhttps://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/professor-michael-kidd-appointed-to-advise-on-primary-health-reforms and writes in a recently published article of GPs central response to COVID-19 https://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/coronavirus/australias-primary-care-covid19-response To all our members and friends take care and we look forward to bringing you more news of DEA member activities over the coming weeks. Dr Eugenie Kayak. DEA Co-chair. FANZCA, MBBS, MSc....

Canberra Times: Coronavirus: Doctors urge government to lock-in COVID-19 emission reductions

September 2, 2020 - As emissions plunge to their lowest levels in 30 years as a result of COVID-19, and the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reductions Angus Taylor pushes for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to fund new gas projects, Dr George Crisp warns gas is not a transition fuel- rather it’s no better than coal in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Crisp urges the federal government to place evidence-based solutions that address climate change at the core of Australia’s pandemic economic recovery. Read the news story which was published in the Canberra Times on 1 September 2020....

Greening our prescriptions

July 9, 2010 - ...Gysi and A Reist, Hors-sol Kulturen – eine ökologische Bilanz, Landwirtschaft Schweiz, 1990 (vol 3) 8: 447-59. (Quoted in Lenzen M. Individual Responsibility and Climate Change, presented at the Environmental Justice Conference, University of Melbourne, October 1997, available at http://www.isa.org.usyd.edu.au/publications/documents/Greenhouse_Responsibility.pdf (Accessed 23/7/09) 9. Nanney MS, Johnson S, Elliott M, Haire-Joshu D. Frequency of eating homegrown produce is associated with higher intake among parents and their preschool-aged children in rural Missouri. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007 Apr;107(4):577-84. 10. Lautenschlager L, Smith C. Understanding gardening and dietary habits among youth garden program participants using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Appetite. 2007 Jul;49(1):122-30....

Book Review: Requiem for a Species by Clive Hamilton

June 19, 2010 - ...likelihood of a climate system passing significant tipping points beyond which the warming process is reinforced by positive feedback mechanisms. “With each advance in climate science, the news keeps getting worse.” The deliberations of the IPCC assumed a dose response relationship between the amount of greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere and the resultant global warming. But there is increasing evidence that this no longer applies, tipping points are moving the Earth’s climate into “into a new trajectory driven by natural processes that will take millenniums to work themselves out.” The dose response relationship has perhaps given governments the impression...

Health warning: WA fracking could blow away Australia’s carbon budget

Health warning:  WA fracking could blow away Australia’s carbon budget

March 20, 2018 - ...Crisp, 0422 057 351 Resources DEA Submission attached About DEA DEA is an independent organisation of medical doctors protecting health through care of the environment http://dea.org.au We are supported by a Scientific Committee of distinguished health experts: Prof Stephen Boyden AM, Prof Emeritus Chris Burrell AO, Prof Peter Doherty AC, Prof Michael Kidd AM, Prof David de Kretser AC, Prof Stephen Leeder AO, Prof Ian Lowe AO, Prof Robyn McDermott, Prof Lidia Morawska, Prof Peter Newman AO, Prof Emeritus Sir Gustav Nossal AC, Prof Hugh Possingham, Prof Lawrie Powell AC, Prof Fiona Stanley AC, Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM, Dr Norman Swan...

Commentary on the second part of the IPCC Report on Climate Change

April 15, 2007 - ...New York Times April 6 ­ “From the poles to the tropics, the earth’s climate and ecosystems are already being shaped by the atmospheric buildup of greenhouse gases and face inevitable, possibly profound, alteration, the world’s leading scientific panel on climate change said Friday. In its most detailed portrait of the effects of climate change driven by human activities, the panel predicted widening droughts in southern Europe and the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, the American Southwest and Mexico, and flooding that could imperil low-lying islands and the crowded river deltas of southern Asia. It stressed that many of the regions...

Urban Health – some reflections from Western Australia

March 31, 2013 - ...loss and displacement or increased risks of water contamination and promoting disease vectors. Heavy precipitation events are also increasing as a result of climate change. DEA maintains an interest in urban health and encourages members to get involved in the issue in their own area. There are many ways this can be promoted and material you will find helpful is on the DEA web site. South Australian Public Health Plan South Australia: A Better Place to Live http://dea.org.au/images/uploads/submissions/SA_Public_Health_Plan_Submission_03-13.pdf Submission on “Regulated Trees Amendment” http://dea.org.au/images/general/Regulated_Trees_Amendment_01-12.pdf Inquiry into Environmental Design and Public Health http://dea.org.au/images/uploads/submissions/Env_Design_PH_Sub_Vic_11.07.2011.pdf Healthy Cycling in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Hobart http://dea.org.au/news/article/healthy-cycling-in-amsterdam-copenhagen-and-hobart...

Climate Change. A Letter to DEA from the Treasurer the Hon. Wayne Swan

August 27, 2008 - Early in 2008, Doctors for the Environment Australia wrote to all Federal parliamentarians about climate change. Because of the urgency of reducing greenhouse emissions we asked them to “Write to us yourself and tell us what you are doing personally (i.e. within your household) to address the problem of climate change. Let us know how you are showing leadership within your electorate and please send to us any messages you are using in your newsletters to constituents. The first responses to our letter were discussed in “News from the Secretary, May 2008”. With a few exceptions amongst Labor members the...

US Opposition to GMOs Gathers Momentu

June 25, 2009 - ...are not the way to feed the world, this will be a lot easier with a US administration that is willing to look at the evidence rather than blindly supporting the big corporations. References 1. American Academy of Environmental Medicine. (2009) Genetically Modified Foods. http://aaemonline.org/gmopost.html. 2. Gurian-Sherman, D. Failure to Yield. Union of Concerned Scientists, April 2009. http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/food_and_agriculture/failure-to-yield.pdf 3. Ho MW, Burcher S, Lim LC, et al. Food Futures Now, Organic, Sustainable, Fossil Fuel Free, ISIS TWN, London, 2008. http://www.i-sis.org.uk/foodFutures.php 4. Pfeifer, K. (2009) Comments on UCS Report “Failure to Yield”, American Oxfam, 14 April. http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/food_and_agriculture/Oxfam-statement-on-FTY.pdf 5. Pollock, A. Crop...

Healthy Cycling in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Hobart

November 28, 2012 - ...able to cycle you can check this out this out on Google! A friend of Helen’s, living in Amsterdam, recently sent a great photo a Zimmer walking frame padlocked to a fence alongside hundreds of bikes. MAMILs (middle aged men in lycra) are a smaller proportion of the total riding population in Copenhagen and Amsterdam, bike riding there is for the masses. People of my generation remember a young, fresh-faced John Laws, in the 1970s, spruiking a fly spray, called Mortein. The advertisement ends with Laws delivering the line “and if you’re on a good thing, stick with it”. A...

Exxon Valdez. Environmental Law R.I.P.

June 30, 2008 - ...Exxon, the first had reduced the damages to $2.5 billion. The punitive damages are shared between more than 32,000 Alaska Natives, landowners and commercial fishermen most of whom lost their livelihood, is about $15,000. A third have already died. Exxon Mobil had a 2007 profit of 40.6 billion dollars. The important agenda behind the legal decision was apparent from the following statement “This is good news for companies concerned about reining in excessive punitive damages,” said Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “For years the Chamber has argued that punitive damages are too unpredictable and...

Transgenic Pea that Made Mice ill

December 16, 2005 - ...world that a GM project has been abandoned after a gene transfer from one crop to another, and that it demonstrated the effectiveness of strict regulations on research into GM crops. Greenpeace campaigner Jeremy Tager said: “It just shows the failure of the science in relation to this gene product.” Director of GeneEthics Network Bob Phelps referred to the project as a “waste of public money” and highlights the growing concern worldwide about the health impacts of all GM foods. There are indeed important lessons to be learned from the scientific findings [2], which raise serious safety concerns over transgenic...

A day to lift our spirits

March 14, 2013 - News from DEA’s Unconventional Gas Working Group: So often our work feels like banging our heads against a brick wall, and it can be hard to see progress. However over time we really do see results. Recently we have seen significant improvements in protection from inappropriate coal seam gas (CSG) development in NSW. The NSW government is making major changes to CSG regulation, including a 2km exclusion zone for residential areas. This effectively prevents large scale expansion of CSG into the Sydney Metropolitan area. The CSG company Metgasco, has just announced it is suspending all exploration and production in the...