Environmental Justice: No, Equal Justice for All
earthDRx.org - prescriptions (Rx) for
a cleaner environment
PROTECTING YOUR HOME ENVIRONMENT FROM THE
ENTRY OF SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE CONTAMINATION
web site is targeted to explaining the mechanisms for migration of contaminants such as benzene, toluene, xylene, MTBE, TCE, arsenic, chromate, mercury, lead, dioxin, PCBs, fuel oil, gasoline or other toxic chemicals that
enter your home; and, methods to prevent entry of contaminants.
assume that groundwater contamination is only a threat to the drinking
water supplied from your well. Groundwater contamination can also cause
vapor or dust problems in your home. Therefore, it is especially important
to protect against ground-water contamination in a densely populated
prime example of ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE: writing off groundwater contamination
in a densely populated area because it is not an aquifer-use area without
first ensuring that there is not a vapor or dust exposure route into living areas.
of subsurface contamination entering a home come either through the
basement wall/crawl space/slab or through well water supplying the home.
web site is not targeted to exploring cause and effect relationships
pertaining to possible health effects from exposure to contaminants
entering your home and the development of such maladies as cancer, autism,
diabetes, or lupus. However, this web site will help you to identify
potential exposure pathways to you and your family from which you may
be able to build a cause and effect relationship.
home environment has become one grand experiment that daily introduces
us to many contaminants with which we have limited or zero knowledge
of either short or long term health effects.
web site is intended to provide you with a structured educational program
and also, a topics page where you can seek answers to all pertinent
questions concerning curtailing exposure pathways into your home from
contamination in the subsurface environment and secondarily from contaminated
hope is to provide you with a logical approach to frame the right questions,
in order to get the correct answers to protect your home environs from
entry of contamination.
structured educational program follows a dual track or sometimes a multi-track
approach. Actual examples of environmental exposures and remedies may
need to be supplemented by another track that provides a detailed explanation
of the physical or chemical mechanisms controlling the exposure pathways
illustrated by the examples.
this website, there are numerous presentations of, as yet, unpublished
subsurface phenomena. These may be used as research starting points.
- VAPOR GENESIS IN STRUCTURES