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Health & Wellness

PETITION - Tell Congress: Pass the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act
Health & Wellness  (tags: Children's Welfare, public housing, lead poisoning, Desease Control and Prevention, prevention of longterm effects, health standards, risks, safety, stronger protection laws, responsibility )

- 1 day ago -
Today, millions of children who live in public housing and federally-assisted housing are subject to lead regulations that set an allowable blood level that is three to four times what is currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and...
PETITION - Give Syrian Refugees Access To Affordable Health Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: jordan, UN, Syrian refugees, access to health care, proper treatments, Prevention and Control, responsibility, protection, safety, risks )

- 36 days ago -
According to a recent report by the UN Refugee Agency, Syrian refugees in Jordan are not able to access medical care. These refugees have seen the horrors of war firsthand, and often arrive in new countries with injuries sustained in Syria or on the...
PETITION - Time for Brain-Harming Pesticides to Go!
Health & Wellness  (tags: brain harming pesticides, pesticide bans, health risks, Environmental Pollution, harmful chemicals, responsibility, accountability, Prevention of disease, stronger protection laws, safety, alternatives )

- 72 days ago -
The science is clear: even at low levels, exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides can damage children's developing brains, and lead to reduced IQ, autism and attention disorders. Farmworkers and rural communities are also at risk.
PETITION - Tell the USDA: Don't Allow Our Organic Food Be Irrigated By Oil Wastewater!
Health & Wellness  (tags: organic food, organic farming, oil wastewater, health risks, groundwater pollution, environmental damage, ecosystems, responsibility, stronger regulations, prevention of further pollution, health care, protection laws )

- 87 days ago -
There are currently no regulations on the type of water organic farms can use to irrigate their crops, which means oil companies like Chevron have been selling their wastewater to farms to water their crops. That means the fresh bowls of fruit or...
Petition: FDA, Delay U.S. GMO Mosquito Experiment, Possibly Linked to Zika Outbreak in Brazil
Health & Wellness  (tags: zika virus, mosquito controlling, GMO Mosquitoes, Tiger Mosquito, disease-carrying animals, Prevention of disease, stronger controls, responsibility, health care, risks, safety standard, protection )

- 91 days ago -
British biotech company Oxitec wants to conduct an experiment in the Florida Keys, using genetically modified (GMO) mosquitoes meant to decrease the disease-carrying mosquito population. However, there are concerns that its experimenting elsewhere,...
Petition: Stop Flint Residents From Having To Pay For Toxic Water
Health & Wellness  (tags: Flint water crisis, toxic contamination, responsibility, water quality standards, water costs, accountability, prevention of further pollution, Restore Act, protection )

- 91 days ago -
I am outraged that citizens of Flint Michigan are being forced to pay for toxic water. I am asking all concerned citizens who believe this is an outright disgrace to sign this petition so that these citizens will not only, be free of paying for a...
PETITION - Don't Pay for Toxic Drinking Water
Health & Wellness  (tags: Flint water crisis, toxic contamination, responsibility, water quality standards, water costs, accountability, prevention of further pollution, Restore Act, protection )

- 95 days ago -
Water in the city of Flint, Michigan is unfit for human consumption. It has been poisoned with lead and other contaminants since 2014 and citizens are being forced to pay for it. Even with Flint now getting their water from a different source,...
PETITION - Sign Here: Demand Congress Pass Elizabeth Warren's Emergency Boost for Seniors.
Health & Wellness  (tags: emergency boost, Senior Care, Elderly people, cost of medical care, social security, safety healthcare, Prevention and Treatment, responsibility, protection )

- 95 days ago -
For only the 3rd time since 1972, social security recipients aren't getting a cost of living increase. This affects seniors the hardest, since for many of them Social Security is their only source of income.
PETITION - Stop Overworking Nurses
Health & Wellness  (tags: nurses employment, overwork, proper health treatment, working conditions, responsibility, exploitation, quality of health care, risks, safety, Prevention and Control, protection )

- 96 days ago -
In any given shift, a licensed practical nurse may be responsible for as many as 8 to 10 patients. This includes taking blood, administering medicines, attending to hygiene, and other problems the patient may have.
PETITION - Lead Poisoning in Flint, Michigan
Health & Wellness  (tags: Flint, Michigan, toxic water, Flint River, poisoned residents, lead, Legionnaire's Disease, deaths, prevention programme, safety standards, stronger regulations, responsibility )

- 99 days ago -
Across the US, predominantly Black and low-income communities are at dire risk of severe health problems caused by lead poisoning. Despite this, federal funding for the Center for Disease ControlâEUR(TM)s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program...
PETITION - Test for Dangerous Pesticide Residue in Food
Health & Wellness  (tags: toxic contamination, Food Safety, harming products, Pesticide Use, glyphosate poisoning, food testings, responsibility, pesticide bans, stronger controls, prevention of further pollution, protection, health care )

- 102 days ago -
A key ingredient in a widely used pesticide is not being tested for by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), even though studies have indicated it is potentially harmful to humans. Residues of glyphosate, an ingredient in the popular weed-killer...

Health & Wellness  (tags: unhealthy foods, labeling, responsibility, health care, calorie consumption, green lifestyle, diabetes, Overweight people, nutrition, right to know, prevention )

- 102 days ago -
More than half smoothies and frappes labeled with healthy adjectives actually have more calories than a Big Mac, according to recent findings by LiveLighter, an Australian organization dedicated to encourage healthy living. Labeling such as healthy,...
PETITION - End Healthcare Inequality in Texas
Health & Wellness  (tags: health care for all, inequal treatment, affordable health care act, Prevention of disease, proper care, medical insurance, ethics, responsibility, cost of medical care, safety )

- 102 days ago -
Today, 30 percent of Hispanic-Americans and 16 percent of African-Americans are medically uninsured in Texas, compared to 10 percent of white Texans. The passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 was supposed to bring more coverage to all Americans...
PETITION - Accountability for the Crisis in Flint
Health & Wellness  (tags: water pollution, toxic water, water contamination, responsibility, health damages, irreversible consequences, accountability, water sources, Water Safety, prevention of further pollution )

- 105 days ago -
It shouldn't happen. The children of Flint, Michigan have been drinking water containing toxic levels of lead, which can cause irreversible brain damage and lifelong physical effects. The toxic water is also being blamed for vision and memory problems,..

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