Chemical Valley residents are taking legal action after years of health problems and disappearing boys:
"The environmental group Ecojustice launched a lawsuit against the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Monday targeting the effects of pollution from the Sarnia area's petrochemical industry.
Studies have found mothers in the area were giving birth to an unusually high proportion of girls. An investigation of sex ratios on the reserve found that roughly two girls were born for every boy.
Ecojustice says there are also elevated hospital admission rates, along with high rates of asthma and other illnesses."
In the wake of the lawsuit, researcher Dayna Scott will be giving a talk on November 22nd in Toronto titled "Gender-bending Pollution & Environmental Justice" looking at the experience of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation. http://www.cwhn.ca/en for registration info!