A Green Amendment would ensure the rights of not only current but future generations to have a healthy environment to live in. It is the duty of the state to make decisions that protect our future generations right to clean water and air, a stable climate, and healthy environments. This includes generations not yet on this earth. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
"And just like growth rings in trees, every day a tooth forms a ring. And anything that we're exposed to in our diet, what we eat, what we breathe, what we drink gets trapped in those growth rings.
"A laser cuts through the tooth to analyze whether lead is embedded in the growth rings of teeth. Dr. Mona has sent teeth from 49 Flint kids to be analyzed. This was a scan on the tooth of a child who was 6 months old when the water source switched in Flint." .... "Before the crisis, about 15% of the kids in Flint required special education services. But of the 174 children who went through the extensive neuro-exams, specialists determined that 80% will require help for a language, learning or intellectual disorder." ... "Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha: Newark, New Jersey is like living Flint all over again. If we cannot guarantee that all kids have access to safe drinking water, not just privileged kids, but all kids have access to safe drinking water. That's just one issue. Like, who are we?"
Join us on Thursday, July 9th 12pm for a live Lunch Hour chat with Maya van Rossum over the resurgence of the Pennsylvania Green Amendment and the power it wields in protecting your right to clean air and clean water.