by Allison W. Gryphon It’s that time of year again. Breast Cancer month. It begs the questions do I? Don’t I? To pink or not to pink? I realize the topic of breast cancer month can bring out some fierce emotions so the first thing I want to say is, what I’m writing here is [...]
14 Women. 1 boat. The Atlantic ocean. And some big questions about the relationship between our health and our environment. We have assembled a complementary team of scientists, technologists, activists, artists and changemakers to sail together from Lanzarote to Martinique aboard science research vessel Sea Dragon. Along the way we will be sampling the ocean for plastic debris, surface feeding fish which will analysis for plastic fragments in the guts, and presence of toxics in the water column. Assessing in a variety of ways plastic and toxic chemical levels in our seas. We are also going to personally undergo ‘body burden’ analysis to assess the levels of toxic chemical contamination in our blood. A spot of ‘Me Search’ as I like to say. In the battles between experts with many saying there is a problem and many saying there isn’t. We want to know well, what about me?