Small communities through-out the United States are slowly, and unknowingly, being poisoned. The poisons are unavoidable. The residents are exposed to them from the air and dust they breath, the water they drink, the soil they grow gardens in, and the small particulate matter that they absorb through their skin. There is no where to... Continue Reading →
Lawsuit against Teck Smelter Dismissed
In 2008, along with the non-profit group Citizens for a Clean Columbia (CCC), I began reaching out to past and present residents of Northport, WA. After a year of researching the Environmental Protecton Agency (EPA), Dpt. Of Ecology, Dpt of Health (DOH), and the Agency for Toxic Sustaces and Disease Registry (ATSDR) studies conducted in... Continue Reading →
Radio interview on Northport IBD study results
Tuesday August 14, 2012 Doctor confirms high rate of colitis south of Teck smelter Teck's lead and zinc smelter in Trail, B.C., upstream from Northport, Washington. (Contributed by: Teck Resources) To residents of Northport Washington, the news might not be a surprise -- but for many, it might be validation. Northport is a community of... Continue Reading →
If you or a family member suffers from Crohn’s or Colitis take a moment to complete an online survey that can provide info needed to find cures!
Your participation in an online research study can help us find cures! CCFA Partners has the unprecedented potential to improve the quality of life for patients everywhere. Join the 10,000 people who are already helping us build knowledge for a better future. All you need to do is fill out an online survey. How does CCFA... Continue Reading →
Help Save IBD Research Funding
Help Save IBD Research Funding Take Action! Contact Your Legislator Today Urge Your Legislators to Fund IBD Research President Obama submitted his Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) budget proposal to the Congress, the request did not include funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) IBD program. We need to ask Members of Congress... Continue Reading →
What is autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases?
Spotlight on: The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) What is autoimmunity? One of the functions of the immune system is to protect the body by responding to invading microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria, by producing antibodies or sensitized lymphocytes (types of white blood cells). Under normal conditions, an immune response cannot be triggered... Continue Reading →
Comments worth posting – a special thank you from The Northport Project to Shayla
Comment from Shayla Phillips: I cannot thank you enough for writing this....I am in the eigth grade and I am doing a school project on Northport. There was so much info on Northport in this and I fully enjoyed reading. Im Stephanie and Levi's younger daughter Shayla Shayla _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Response submitted by The Northport Project... Continue Reading →
Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week Begins
The blog below is from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) website: Today begins Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week CCFA is proud to announce that the Senate has passed a resolution to make December 1 - 7 Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week! This is an important step toward recognizing the 1.4 million Americans... Continue Reading →