Health has barely made it into the federal election. But it and the related issue of “trust” are at the top of our concerns. There’s been some talk about increasing healthcare costs but nothing about protecting environmental and human health.
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On June 23rd the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) presented its research on the health hazards of nuclear power to the Uranium Development Partnership (UDP).
Uranium is a water soluble, toxic heavy metal that emits radiation until it stabilizes into lead in 4.5 billion years. One of its many carcinogenic byproducts is radon gas, the world's second cause of lung cancer. No wonder jurisdictions concerned about environmental health want to keep it from being spread into watersheds, food chains and human bodies.
Everything we breath, drink and eat comes from the earth’s biosphere. We are continually replenished as elements flow through us. Thankfully we are finally realizing that we have evolved to require particular nutrients from the earth for our physical and mental wellbeing.