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Wildoak Living airs every alternate Monday from 9 am to 10 am and is hosted by Johanna Wildoak.
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Join Johanna "Wildoak" for Wildoak Living

the radio program about living sustainably 

in Mendocino County and beyond.


The next program will air live on 

Monday, February 15, from 9 to 10am PT

on Mendocino County Public Broadcasting (KZYX)

and on the web at kzyx.org


Program Topic:


Chemicals without Harm: 

Policies for a Sustainable World


Johanna “Wildoak” talks with Ken Geiser, author of  Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World. 


Geiser spent thirteen years as a director of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute. He illuminates initiatives for more sustainable chemical policies and promotes transitions to safer chemicals. And he speaks about chemicals in terms that a lay audience can both make sense of and be engaged by. Here is a summary about the book from the press kit:


The volume is both a proposal and a call to action: to create safeguards long-overlooked or simply neglected. 


With the chilling reminders of Love Canal and Bhopal now dimmed by some three decades, it would be easy to believe that the dangers posed by chemicals remain in the past. But even a sampling of contemporary statistics reveals that synthetic chemicals--though perhaps not the front page news they once were--continue to impact our lives, and the environment, in a multitude of alarming ways:

  • the average American is exposed daily to more than 100 chemicals of concern in cosmetics and personal care products applied directly to the skin; 
  • chemical exposures play a role in at least one in four cases of developmental disorders; 
  • in 2011, 2.3 million people in the US, including more than 1.1 million children, sought help for harmful exposures to products containing hazardous chemicals; and 
  • sixty percent of the chemicals on the market today are considered dangerous and have no safer alternatives available.

The question is, what do we do with that knowledge to make our world safer?


First of all, we develop...policy. Yes, policy, that wonky-sounding, real-world impacting, guiding principle set of ideas that our government, to date, has had a difficult time effectively fashioning. Therefore Chemicals Without Harm by Ken Geiser. In it, he illuminates: government initiatives outside the US that have begun to implement more sustainable chemical policies; develops a framework that more reliably describes and prioritizes chemicals; and, most interestingly and uniquely, promotes transitions to safer chemicals. And in interview he’ll turn to his thirteen years as a former director of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute to put those policies in terms that a lay audience can both make sense of and be engaged by.”


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Lake and Southern Humboldt counties,

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Wildoak Living airs every alternate Monday from 9 am to 10 am and is hosted by Johanna Wildoak.

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