Radiation

Lake Huron Is No Place for a Nuclear Waste Dump

David Suzuki | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Is dilution really the solution to pollution -- especially when it's nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal joint review panel it is. The Great Lakes are already threatened by pollution, agricultural runoff, invasive species, climate change and more. We can't afford to add the risk of radioactive contamination to one of the world's largest sources of fresh water.

Is Your Cell Phone Harming Your Health?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Living

Is the electromagnetic radiation from our mobile phones harmful? From a scientific standpoint, the jury is still out. But for those who prefer to be ...

Fukushima Radiation Measured By Crowdfunding?

CBC | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

People along B.C.'s coast are being asked to step in where governments in Canada and the U.S. have not — to measure radiation from Japan'...

How Citizen Scientists Can Fill in Information Gaps About Fukushima

David Suzuki | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

An Internet search turns up an astounding number of pages about radiation from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown that followed an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. But it's difficult to find credible information. With the lack of data from government, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is asking the public for help.

I'll Never Forget the Moment I was Diagnosed With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Don Konantz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Don Konantz

On an idle Tuesday in February at 4:30 p.m., I learned that the statistic "one in six men are diagnosed with prostate cancer" became, for me, one in one. I'll never forget that moment. My life's blackboard just went blank. I thought I had done everything right: eating a healthy diet, getting checked regularly, exercising -- but there it was on the biopsy.

Despite Fukushima, Scientists Say Eating West Coast Fish is Safe

David Suzuki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Due to continued contamination following the Fukushima disaster, social media is now abuzz with people swearing off fish from the Pacific Ocean. Given the lack of information around containment efforts, some may find this reasonable. But preliminary research shows fish caught off Canada's Pacific Coast are safe to eat.

Cancer and Thunder: Learning Life's Hard Lessons

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg Sometimes there are no magical answers. Sometimes it's just that life is unfair, and some of us get dealt a really shitty hand, while others may not. I wish there was a better explanation than that, a story you could tell your children when they ask why bad things happen to good people. I wish things could be different.

After The Fact

Andrea Paine | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

Last week, during one of my long commutes home, I called a good friend of mine. She had emailed me a couple of weeks ago and hinted that she may not b...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Can Have Healthy Babies, Study Finds

CBC | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Living

Childhood cancer survivors are not at a higher risk of having children with birth defects, suggests a new study. The study of...

CT Scans Produce Differing Radiation Doses, Study Finds

CBC | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada Living

A Manitoba study has found the amount of radiation patients receive from a CT scan can vary widely and should be reduced to better protec...

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Can Extend Life In Aggressive Prostate Cancer

CP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Men with prostate cancer that has spread to local surrounding tissues live longer and are less likely to die of the high-risk disease if tre...

E.coli, and Fear of E.coli -- Both Are Dangerous

David Ropeik | Posted 08.06.2011 | Canada
David Ropeik

The actual danger E. coli poses to vegetable-eating Europeans is low. But then, we don't just use the scientific evidence to figure out what's dangerous -- risk perception is a mix of facts and feelings.