Living in industry’s shadow: After years of illnesses, family looks for answers (from California Watch)

Living in industry’s shadow - After years of illnesses, family looks for answers (from California Watch)

Living in industry’s shadow - After years of illnesses, family looks for answers (from California Watch) (click here to learn more)Excerpts: “Sometimes I think, ‘Oh my God, I can’t take it anymore,’ ” Josefina, 45, said during an interview in the summer of 2010. “I try to keep myself up and going, but I am really upset all the time. I just want to know what’s going on with my family and all of this contamination.”"The Martin family is among millions of Americans in similar circumstances – forced by their meager wages to live near industrial areas, including aging smokestacks, landfills, locomotives and other potential hazards. Yet because government officials make little attempt to dig deep into toxic exposure in ordinary people, it is impossible to know if they are unique or part of a much larger potential problem in hundreds of neighborhoods across the nation."(source: http://californiawatch.org/health-and-welfare/living-industry-s-shadow-after-years-illnesses-family-looks-answers-13328) Image by simonsun08 via Flickr

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