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EnviRN News – December 18, 2017 Donate Best Global Fracking Leaf Bonus

December 18, 2017


Make that donation now! Assure that you have your donation in time so you can make the adjustment when you pay your taxes. (Here is where I avoid saying anything about tax reform). Remember – ANHE is your nursing organization that works for you on environmental issues. Keep it going, go to Donate.

Best Site You May Not Known About

Check out the materials at Clean Production Action. I hope the webinar scheduled for tomorrow will be archived. Look over the report on chemicals in the pediatric units – chemicals of high concern in 45% of the products evaluated sounds to me like more than a footprint, maybe a full two leg print.


I admit I sit at my computer in my abode, read my newspapers, and at this time of the year wait for pitchers and catchers to report in February. Therefore, I know about extreme weather events in the United States. I should do better at thinking about global climate change. The AMS published the sixth edition (who knew there were five previous ones) that Explains Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective. Take a look at the Summary of Results table.


At some point this sounds a little like SNL and Franco is Still Dead. STAY THE FRACK AWAY FROM FRACKING is a constant news item. Look at the report that examines over a million births in Pennsylvania, go to Fracked Births.

Leaf Blowers

If you have access to the WSJ, take a look at the 12/16-17 “The Numbers” article by McGinty re leaf blowers and other small non road spark-ignition engines. You get a little primer on four stroke and two stroke engines. Of course there are fewer of these than cars so they don’t emit as much total pollution. However, one hour of operating a commercial leaf blower emits more pollution than driving a 2016 Toyota Camry for 1,000 miles. The category of SNS-I Engines emits over 10 million tons of CO per year. The chart used in the article compares that to the 20 million tons from onroad light-duty vehicles.


Honor system again. Since this is not strictly about environmental issues we can provide it as your bonus for donating to ANHE. If you have read all the way to here at the end and if you donate this week, you have permission to go to Inequality.


APHN annual conference – April 29 – May 2, 2018
Clean Med – May 7-9, 2018
ACHNE annual conference – June 7-9, 2018

Webinars and Courses

Course – Case Studies in Environmental Medicine – Case Studies
Course – Chemicals of Concern – Six Classes
Webinar – Brain Development – UOG
Webinar – EPA Schools – Archived
Webinar – EPA Rules and Children – Archived
Webinar – Mental Health and Climate – Archived

ANHE Website

Go to ANHE.

ANHE has a number of workgroups. Education, Practice, Research, Policy, and Climate. If you are interested in one of them, go to the pull down menu ‘Work Groups’ at the ANHE site.

Be Well!

Tom Engle
Newsletter Ed.