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HealthLink's 

2007

North Shore Air Inventory

Report

www.nsair.org

Air quality data, toxic air emissions and health related studies from Beverly, Salem and Marblehead.

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Activists meet on Wednesdays. Join in! Call the office for details. 

781-598-1115

Welcome to HealthLink

­HealthLink is a Massachusetts North Shore citizens group working to improve public health by eliminating toxins in the environment. We reached our first goal to change the regulations covering power plants built before 1978, including Salem Harbor Station in Salem, MA in 2001. Now we are working to insure the clean up is done right and soon. We work to promote the use of renewable energy, protect the drinking water supply for Salem, Beverly and Wenham, reduce pesticide use and protect children from toxic exposures. And, we are working at the national level as well.

HealthLink Calendar and Local Events 

See our chant at the Step It Up 2007 Climate Change Rally at Devereux Beach on 4/14! http://events.stepitup2007.org/reports/893

 Sat, June 9 - Earth Day Fiesta, Coast Guard Beach, Nahant, noon- 5 pm.  Beach cleanup, music, & environmentally friendly fun for all!Sponsored by Safer Waters in Massachusetts (SWIM).

Sat. June 16 - Solar Now Festival, Tozer Road, Beverly. Vendors, music, food, HealthLink wind wigglers and more.

Wed. June 20 - Raising Healthy Pets, Avoiding Unhealthy Pesticides, 72 Main St Animal Services, Hopkinton, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. RSVP 617-338-8131 x 204

Sat. June 23 - Rebuild Seawall destroyed by ocean's fury: Harbinger of the Future? - Fundraiser for beach wall destroyed in the latest Nor'easter. Held at the Beach Bluff Park at Preston Beach, Swampscott, 4 to 8 pm. Music, wine, food, activities for all.

Ongoing - Colombian coal mining and human rights issues. For information on the hidden costs of coal, go to: http://home.comcast.net/~nscolombia/#TRAVEL 

HealthLink helps stop Youth Soccer from advertising for ChemLawn. See Story



Photo above by Jack Coleman of www.windfarmblog.com



Photo above of Salem Harbor Station by Jerry Mewton, October 27, 2005

Get involved!

Citizens, working together, who are informed, and who speak out have made a huge difference. Support HealthLink's work for policy change. With you, we will have the power to stop the toxic trespass into our bodies. 


Pictured above: HealthLink and coalition members visit with EPA officials in Washington

Illnesses caused and/or exacerbated by power plant air pollution include:

  • Asthma
  • Permanent structural damage to lungs
  • Premature death
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Acute respiratory symptoms

See Study from the Harvard School of Public Health


Make a Contribution!

Your tax deductible donation may be sent to:

HealthLink
PO Box 301
Swampscott, MA 01907

To make a donation of appreciate securities, please call the HealthLink office at 781-598-1115.

 

HealthLink is a 503 (C) (3) non-profit organization; all contributions are tax deductible.
 

HealthLink's Mission:

To protect and improve public health by reducing and eliminating pollutants and toxic substances from our environment, through research, education, and community action


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