Pandora's Box

Alternating Tuesdays from 8:30-9:00am on The Zine

Pandora's Box tackles issues facing all of us in our daily lives around exposure to environmental chemicals and toxins in air, food, soil, water and body products and their effects on our health.

See below for valuable web resources regarding environmental contaminants:

Finding a water filter that works for you:

EPA list of questions and answers on chloramine:

Food and Water Watch -

Environment Working Group -

Natural Resources Defense Council -

Tapped (the movie) -

International Bottled Water Assoc. -

Website for iodine and radiation exposure:

The Campaign to Ban Bottled Water

The Ocean Gyres -

Information on plastic and the waste stream -

Resource for reusable stainless steel water bottles -

Scientific Articles:

Tibbetts J. 2007 Chloramine Catch: Water Disinfection Can Raise Lead Exposure Environ Health Perspect 115;A96-A96 doi:10.1289/ehp.115-a96b

Richardson SD, et al. Ocurrence, genotoxicity, and carcinogenicity or regulated and emerging disinfection by-products in drinking water: a review and roadmap for research. Mutation Research 2007;636:178-242.

Le Roux J, et al. Chloramination of nitrogenous contaminants (pharmaceuticals and pesticides): NDMA and halogenated DBPs formation. Water Research 2011;45:3164-74.

Muellner MG, et al. Halonacetonitriles vs. Regulated Haloacetic Acids: Are Nitrogen-Containing DBPs More Toxic? Environmental Science and Technology 2007;41:645-6

Anti-GMO Movement in Europe Offers Lessons for the U.S:

The best source of credible information on GMOs: Ten Reasons to Avoid GMOS/GM Corn Damages Liver and Kidneys/How To Buy non-GMO Food (Non-GMO Shopping Guide):

Campaign to Get GMOs out of kid's diets, view videos on GMOs:


Ronnie Cummins of Organic Consumers Association talks about GMOs

Flow: For Love of Water

From both local and global perspectives, this documentary examines the harsh realities behind the mounting water crisis. Learn how politics, pollution and human rights are intertwined in this important issue that affects every being on Earth. With water drying up around the world and the future of human lives at stake, the film urges a call to arms before more of our most precious natural resource evaporates. Available on Netflix streaming

Blue Gold - This award winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book BLUE GOLD: THE FIGHT TO STOP THE CORPORATE THEFT OF THE WORLD'S WATER by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film examines the problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water. Contains 30 minutes of bonus material, including deleted scenes and an interview with the filmmaker.


 Global corporations are rapidly buying up local water supplies, and communities face losing control of one of their most precious resources. Looking at tensions in Bolivia, India and Stockton, California, "Thirst" reveals how water is becoming the catalyst for explosive community resistance to globalization. Focusing on one of the 21st century's greatest issues, this film is a piercing look at the conflict between public stewardship and private profit, where activists claim that water is a human right and corporations declare it a commodity.



12:00 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Midwifery and Natural Childbirth

Host Joanie Trussel talks with certified midwife Janneli Miller about the differences in natural childbirth and hospital births, and how midwives work to help women have healthy birth experiences. Originally aired on July 2nd, 2013.

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12:00 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Glyphosate Herbicide and Emerging Human Health Issues

Host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Stepanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT, who has published a study on the effect of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) on the human digestive system and the implications for it's effect on chronic degenerative diseases. Originally aired on June 4th, 2013.

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12:00 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Cesarean Births and Health Concerns For Mothers and Babies

Host Joanie Trussel talks with certified midwife Janneli Miller about the rise in cesarean deliveries, and how they can present health concerns for mothers and their babies. Originally aired on May 7th, 2013.

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