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Environment Matters

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.

Environment Matters

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.

Latest Blog

Linking Illness to Chemical Exposure

Linking Illness to Chemical Exposure

My wife of over 50 years suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Were toxic chemicals used on the family farm a possible causative factor? We will never know. The linking of illness to chemical exposure is extremely complex as the following article explains. On March 18, 2021 – we (friends and family) lost a beautiful soul to Alzheimer’s disease. After my wife Margrit’s diagnosis...

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A Daily Dose of Chemical Exposure

A Daily Dose of Chemical Exposure

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...

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Environment Blogs

Climate Change

As forests burn and cities drown, as crops wither and people die – there is no longer doubt that climate change is dangerously impacting societies the world over. 

A Sustainable Future

We really can do better and there are some good news stories out there that can give us hope. Progress on many fronts is already occurring.


There’s no argument that plastics have greatly benefited humankind, but the benefits and convenience have come at a great price.

Footprints of Life

Everything we do has an impact or ‘footprint” on the environment. These articles address the environmental impact...


We are unnecessarily exposed to toxic substances, many of which are not adequately regulated. There are ways to lower the risk.

Trusting Science

 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?

CoVid 19

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.