- Chlorine in drinking water first linked to heart attacks and stroke in the 1960s & now cancer … so why is it still in our drinking water?
- TOXINS – We all have them. What can you do? Part 1
- Petition | Please test 5G technology BEFORE it is rolled out — Stop Smart Meters Australia
- You Know You’re A Zero Waster When… — Gippsland Unwrapped
- Published: “Invisible Barriers, Invisible Disabilities, Invisible People” — Seriously “Sensitive” to Pollution
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Chlorine in drinking water first linked to heart attacks and stroke in the 1960s & now cancer … so why is it still in our drinking water?
TOXINS – Where & What Are They?
* How do our bodies get exposed to TOXINS?
There are basically 3 ways that we get exposed to exogenous toxins.
1 – FOOD & DRINK – mucous membranes on our insides ingest stuff via our food & drink [& breath].
2 – AIR that we breathe – our air quality in most places of the world is poor. Some places are better than others and the less populated & less human activity in a place, the better the air quality [usually].
3 – What we put on the outside of our bodies.
This is not just all our personal care, grooming & vanity products but also we can ingest toxins from clothing either due to their processing or their laundering.
There also are endogenous toxins.
Now I will add a 4th dimension to this – your mind!
The mind-body connection is real. So, if you have negativity for any reasons at all it can create toxins within the body as our thoughts can alter our body chemistry.
That is how chronic stress not getting support for negative life events can harm our health.
A 5th point on toxins is the metabolic processes create waste by-products which are toxic and that is part of the job of our detoxification organs to deal with them as well as the ones above. How well your body can do that will affect how healthy you can stay.
A petition addressed to Australia’s Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, calls for thorough and independent testing of 5G for potential long-term adverse health effects before this technology is rolled out in Australia. The petition points out that the health effect issue of 5G is potentially very controversial as the communications industry is […]
21 well-intentioned, slightly amusing things zero wasters will get.
Published: “Invisible Barriers, Invisible Disabilities, Invisible People” — Seriously “Sensitive” to Pollution
My article “Invisible Barriers, Invisible Disabilities, Invisible People” is now available to read in the Special Issue on Ecopsychology and Environmental Sensitivities: Chemical, Electrical, and Beyond All the articles in the entire special issue will be available for free until Sept. 5 2017, which is unprecedented access! Please check them out and share as widely […]
Bio-Effects presentation delivered to the Electromagnetic Energy Reference Group — Stop Smart Meters Australia
Steve Weller (BSc and MORSAA), SSMA’s representative on the Electromagnetic Energy Reference Group (EMERG), continues in his relentless quest to inform Australian authorities of radiofrequency biological effect findings and issues. Steve delivered a condensed version of his presentation on bio-effects at the bi-annual meeting of EMERG, held in Melbourne on 25 May 2017. EMERG was […]
We live in South East Melbourne. It is equidistant [as the crow flies!] to most of Melbourne. BUT Melbourne is one of the most sprawled cities in the world. Most of that is to do with the “Great Australian Dream” – the family size house on a quarter acre block.
OK, well very few blocks actually are a quarter acre, but most of them used to be quite a significant size. A few suburbs did get some blocks of high density living, but not many. One thing Australia is not short of is space! The practicalities of that space is another issue entirely.
Back to “rebuilding”. So, a few years ago, the then State Government brought in new planning zones for areas that were considered “worthy”. The zoning is “mixed high density” and is for nominated “hubs” of new zones adjoining, in particular, railway stations. Another [bipartisan] policy they decided on was upgrading a number of railway lines where road crossings were plagued with issues such as congestion and or danger. That previous government had suggested 40-odd railway-road crossings would be removed.
This is a multi-billion dollar major project, the likes of which has never been undertaken in Melbourne, considering the multi-suburban scope and impact. Funding was going to come from “selling” [a long term lease] of the Melbourne Port. Once all the crossings to be removed were identified, then the arduous task of deciding the order was undertaken.
Then we had a state election. The Government lost power. The new Government made some alterations to railway-road crossings list to be done. One of our two locals had been on the original list. We ten found out it would be fast-tracked and expanded to include the other two very nearby crossings. This was a total of three stations & their accompanying crossings in the one project. Massive! The public consultation started within months – as soon as the contract had been awarded. The project consortium was the same as the one doing the first project. [The first one was completed by the end of 2015 [functionally – the landscaping was still going on well into 2016.]
Some minor works at our local station started before any decisions on the type of [engineering] project it would be – a pedestrian crossing was installed at the actual crossing. The public was getting a “vote” on whether the railway would go over or under the road. The main consideration was the fact that all three stations were amidst local shopping strips. The traders wanted the railway dropped and so did many locals. We got what we asked for – but not all the way along the roughly 3-4 kilometres of rail line. We got a gentle roller coaster. And three upgraded/modernised stations.
One of the better parts of the design is a storage room – for bicycles!
I think this is a great idea. I also think the design and execution is wanting. While the room can take many more bikes than what was the previous station situation, I feel an opportunity was missed. What do you think? Here are some more photos of the bike cage.
These are night shots [while walking the dog, around 9.30pm]. I am unsure how well the facility is being utilised at this stage. I’ll do another article soon.
I hope someone with some feedback on the stations cares to comment.
Peace to all,
KISS for Life.