Allan Maynard is an environmental scientist with over 45 years of experience.
This site is devoted to providing information about environmental matters of concern to all,
and to communicating science knowledge directed towards evidence-based decision making.
I am passionate about the environment and greatly concerned about the future of our planet.
This site is my contribution towards informing and hopefully influencing towards a more sustainable future.
A Daily Dose of Chemical Exposure - There are over 9 million known chemicals – many of which are man-made. In the United States, there are some 90,000 chemicals licensed for use; In Canada and the European Union – that number is around 25,000. There can be great discrepancies country by country, in terms of how these chemicals are regulated. As we saw in the previous article...
It’s likely that all of us have detectable levels of these 2 classes of forever chemicals in our blood – DDT and fire retardents.The phrase "Better Living Through Chemistry" is a variant of an advertising slogan DuPont adopted in 1935. The slogan was later changed to - "The miracles of science". But some such “miracles” came back to haunt us.INTRODUCTION Toxic Exposure -...
Science will often reveal a truth that causes humanity great discomfort. What do we do when discoveries go beyond a ‘wow’ moment (such space travel) and force us to re-examine what we have become used to or even the way we live?
The CoVid 19 pandemic presents one of the clearest examples regarding the critical need for evidence-based decision-making. Unfortunately, the presentation of scientific evidence has often been undermined by misinformation and divisive politics.