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.
How to Minimize Exposure to ToxinsPart 4 of 4 – series on exposure to man-made chemicals After reading my series of articles on man-made chemicals, some may now have the impression that we are living in a toxic soup with risks around every corner. This is not the case for most of us that don’t face --- occupational exposure (ie - farm workers, chemical factory workers,...
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...
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...
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.