Situationist readers may want to check out a new website and blog devoted to the problem of environmental sources of illness. The website is devoted primarily to video interviews of experts studying, and activists fighting, the effects of environmental toxins. So far, the Upstream website has fascinating interviews of Columbia University’s Dr. Frederica Perera and of Drs. Carlos Sonnenschein and Ana M. Soto from Tufts University. The Upstram Blog contains regular updates of environmental-health news stories.
In a culture and policy regime that focuses on individual causes and cures of disease, the Upstream project seems like a promising and worthwhile resource for those interested in a more situationist perspective.
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To review a sample of related Situationist posts, see “The Situation of Depression,” “The Toxic Situation of Cosmetics,” “Our Carcinogenic Situation,” “The Situation of Bottled Water,” “‘Flow’ and the Situation of Water,” “Denial,” and “The Need for a Situationist Morality.”