Petition Tag - lungs

1. Stop Oronogo Smoke Damage

The city of Oronogo, Missouri has begun work on a flood-control project. The city commenced clearing a wooded acreage on County Road 215, South of 96 Hwy in March 2016.

The wood being cleared for the project is being burned by the city's hired contractors on location. County Road 215 96 Hwy have several residential neighborhoods, as well as community Church buildings and small family-owned businesses. Surrounding areas in the same airspace include Truman Elementary School and other homes and businesses. The burning for this project has only just begun and will continue for an unknown extended period.

In only the first 3 days of burning, smoke from the cleared woods has been thick enough to obstruct traffic and cause confusion on the roadway.

On March 19, 2016, a heavy fog of smoke blanketed homes and buildings and saturated even the indoors airspace. There were 8 large abandoned piles of wood/brush that were burning at the same time, unsupervised. Due to a county wide burn ban, the fire dept. was called and has mostly put out those fires for now. The fires were so inaccessible, some piles were not completely saturated and continue to burn.

This amount of consecutive burning causes smoke to rest thick across the neighborhoods. Smoke is known to cause cancer and lung damage. Smoke from wood burning is just as dangerous to the health of our lungs as cigarettes and second hand smoke. The sheer amount of smoke hovering over this community is much more dangerous than second hand smoke from a smoker.

It is not safe for our children to play outside or sleep in their own beds due to the smoke exposure. Lung cancer and lung damage are a real threat for all of the people being exposed to this constant and continuing burning.

Many people have severe allergies to smoke and must endure discomfort and pain that has no relief as long as the burning continues. In addition to health concerns, smoke quickly saturates all properties, walls of homes, furniture, carpets, even clothing and cars.

It is nearly impossible to remove the smoke smell and smoke stains from buildings and belongings. Businesses and homes will sustain costly damage to products and possessions. Children attending Truman Elementary School will have constant smoke exposure indoors and outdoors. The risk to their health is great. Buildings are not air tight. Smoke comes in.

Neighbors living in this area have been told that there is nothing illegal about burning and that only the community can convince the city to begin to "Haul and Burn" offsite in a nonresidential area. Please sign the petition and share it to anyone concerned about our community members' and children's health. Include your Name and City that you live in. We must work together to protect the health and safety of our community.

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2. Save Lives Through Presumed Organ Donation :: Sauver des vies grâce au consentement présumé de don d’organes

4500+ Canadians currently await an organ transplant because the need for replacement organs far exceeds the available supply. for waitlist individuals, this leads to debilitated lifestyle, critical care intervention, or premature death. sadly, hundreds of preventable deaths result each year due to organ shortages.

Presently, the organ donation registration process varies across Canada. only 2 provinces have an official organ donation registration system in place (BC & Ontario). for the remaining provinces/territories, organ donation of the deceased individual is ultimately vulnerable to omission or disregard: within the extant system, family members are empowered to make the final decision.

In conducted health polls, 95% of Canadians answered that they would accept an organ in the event they needed one. additionally, the majority of these surveyed individuals were not in fact opposed to the idea of organ donation but rather quite the opposite. so if the majority of the nation supports the idea of organ donation, then why have so few actually registered?

The establishment of a federal organ donor registry would bridge this gap. Upon legal age, citizens would be automatically registered as willing organ donors in the event of a premature death. to ensure personal freedom and rights are protected for every citizen, each individual would be provided with the option to legally unlist from the registry. in the case of a minor, the choice to donate would become a legal guardian responsibility. presumed organ donation would more accurately represent the disposition of Canadian citizens, minimize premature death based on organ shortages, while still protecting personal freedoms and rights.

How can you help eradicate the organ shortage crisis? a bill will be proposed to the Government of Canada (with the signatures added to this petition) which will state:

Let it be recognized that every citizen of Canada of legal age be registered in a Federal Presumed Organ Donor Registry unless otherwise specified by the individual right to unlist.

PLEASE, sign the petition and forward the link. join us in raising our voices to make a difference in our nation… because WE can.


Sauver des vies grâce au consentement présumé de don d’organes

Plus de 4500 Canadiens sont actuellement en attente d’une transplantation d’organes parce que le besoin pour le remplacement d’organes est supérieur aux dons disponibles. Cet état de fait peut compromettre la qualité de vie des gens dont le nom figure sur la liste d’attente. Plusieurs individus doivent recevoir des soins intensifs et certains mourront de façon prématurée. Ainsi, des centaines de morts surviennent chaque année à cause de ce manque d’organes.

Pour l’instant, les registres de dons d’organes diffèrent à travers le Canada. Seulement deux provinces – l’Ontario et la Colombie-Britannique possèdent un registre officiel de donneurs d’organes. Pour les autres provinces et territoires, le prélèvement d’organes de la personne décédée est susceptible d’être omis ou même de ne pas être envisagé.

D’après des sondages portant sur la santé, 95 pour cent des Canadiens ont indiqué qu’ils accepteraient de recevoir un organe en cas de besoin. Ainsi, la majorité des gens interrogés étaient favorables au don d’organes. Alors pourquoi si peu d’entre eux ont-ils clairement exprimé leur volonté?

La mise sur pied d’un registre fédéral officiel viendrait combler ce vide. Au moment d’atteindre la majorité, les citoyens seraient d’emblée considérés comme des donneurs potentiels en cas de mort prématurée. Pour garantir la liberté individuelle et la protection de chaque citoyen, chaque personne se verrait offrir le choix de se désister officiellement de ce registre. Dans le cas d’un mineur, la décision du don reviendrait aux parents ou au tuteur légal. Le consentement présumé de don d’organes correspondrait davantage à la position des Canadiens sur la question et contribuerait à réduire le nombre de morts prématurées liées au manque d’organes tout en protégeant le choix et la liberté de chacun.

Comment aider à réduire le manque d’organes disponibles ? Un projet de loi sera proposé au Gouvernement canadien (et sera accompagné des signatures de cette pétition) et se lira comme suit :

Reconnaissons que chaque citoyen canadien ayant atteint l’âge de la maturité fasse partie du registre de consentement présumé de don d’organes à moins d’un désistement volontaire.

SVP, signez la pétition et faites suivre ce lien. Vous aussi, vous pouvez faire une différence. D’après Transplant Québec, « un donneur d’organes peut sauver jusqu’à 8 vies. Un donneur d’organes peut aussi aider jusqu’à 15 autres personnes par le don de tissus. »

Nous, soussignés, invitons le Gouvernement canadien à mettre en place un système de consentement présumé de don d’organes afin de réduire le manque actuel et d’ainsi sauver des vies.

3. Ban Smoking in Public Places

Smoking can cause many diseases such as lung cancer and tuberculosis. People should be able to smoke, but not in public places. Smoking can even harm innocent people that DON'T smoke because the smoke can get in the innocent people's lungs.

I think that smoking should be banned in public places. If you do too, then please sign this petition.

4. Request for a public vote on an 'opt-out' organ donor system

As of the end of September 2010 there is a little over 8000 people waiting for a potentially life saving or life changing organ donation. Each year around 3000 transplants are carried out, but sadly that is still below the number of people added to the register. More than 400 patients die each year while on the waiting list.

Up to 90% of the UK population support organ donation but only 24% have joined the NHS Organ Donor Register. Many people tell the NHS it is simply just something they "have not got round to doing". (Source NHS)

The UK Government have spent many years procrastinating about implementing an 'opt-out' organ donation system, but they have been unable to make a decision.

I am not suggesting that we try and badger the government to make the hard decision here. What I am suggesting is that they give the public the responsibility of making the decision for them.
I would like to believe that we are mature enough to take the responsibility upon ourselves and we might finally get around having something done to help reduce the number on the waiting list.

It may be obvious from reading between the lines that personally I am FOR the opt-out scheme and I am gambling that if it went to a public vote, that is how the general public would vote. But having said that, if you are flat against the opt-out system this petition is ALSO FOR YOU, as you will have your say if it goes to a vote, rather than the government deciding for you.

Some other facts from the NHS :-

You are (currently) more likely to need a transplant than become a donor.

30% of the people on the NHS Organ Donor Register are aged between 16 and 25 when they join.

All the major religions support organ donation and many actively promote it.

Repeated surveys show that the majority of the public support organ donation.

A donor can donate a heart, lungs, two kidneys, pancreas, liver and can restore the sight of two people by donating their corneas.

Donors can also give bone and tissue such as skin, heart valves and tendons. Skin grafts have helped people with severe burns and bone is used in orthopaedic surgery.

Transplanting a kidney patient costs around £26,000 in the first year for surgery and drugs and £7,500 a year thereafter - £56,000 over five years. A patient remaining on dialysis would cost between £98,000 and £148,000 over the same period.

Finally, I do not work for the NHS. I am simply an interested party.

Thank you.

5. Ban Smoking in Ontario Apartments

Second hand smoke has been proven to be highly toxic and has been banned from most public locations yet it has not been banned from community residences where toxins can leak into other tenants homes.

There needs to be a ban put on smoking in apartments/condo's or legislation to force landlords to provide proper building ventilation to ensure that smoking tenants' toxins do not leak into other units.

6. A Completely Smoke Free World

I. CIGARETTES

1. THEY'RE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!

2. THEY HAVE UNRECOGNIZABLE CHEMICALS IN THEM!

3.THEY CAUSE CANCER!

4. KILL PEOPLE!

5. THEY HAVE NO OTHER USE!

Q. I MEAN, C'MON WHY WERE THEY EVER INVENTED?????
A. I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER BUT I'M SURE IT WASN'T TO PROMOTE A HEALTHY LIFE! :)

7. US Postage Stamp for Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness

Why it is important to raise public awareness about pulmonary hypertension through a US postage stamp……

Pulmonary Hypertension is a disease classified by a high blood pressure in the lungs. The vessels that supply blood to the lungs constrict, causing pressure to build up on the right side of the heart. Shortness of breath and the gradual enlargement of the heart develop causing right heart failure. PH can be primary (unknown origin) or secondary to other diseases such as scleroderma, sickle cell anemia, and heart disease.

By raising awareness about PH we can help to save lives. PH has become known as a "silent killer". The average patient goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed on average for 1 year. PH is still considered rare, only affecting about 200,000 US citizens per year. However it is believed many more have PH and do not know it. Depending on the responsiveness to treatment, survival rates in the PH patient vary from 20 years. However, 30% of patients, after diagnosis, do not survive beyond the 4 year mark, even with the most advanced treatments.

Doctors and researchers continue to make great strides in their studies of several new promising treatments that may prolong lives, as well as improve quality of life. A gene has now been identified linking familial ph. Currently new treatments are available that benefit many patients. By supporting ongoing research efforts, we can develop the tools needed to battle, treat and eventually cure PH.

Please sign this petition today to Urge the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee to vote on the creation of a stamp to raise awareness for PH. Together it is possible that we will find a cure for this devastating disease.

8. Help Fight Cancer and help my Dad

This Petition Is Made Up For My Dad. He Has Always Been A Healthy Person Up Till Now but About A Month Ago he Was Diagnosed With Cancer! And Well It's All Over His Body (Lungs, Brain, Stomach, Back, Hip, Chest, Intestints;etc..). So Yea Its Pretty Bad. He's Been On Kemo And Radiation And They Took Him Off For A Week Or So B/c They Claim That The Tumors On His Brain An Lungs Are Shrinkin But To Keep Them Like This We Are Gonna Have To Take Alot Of Money An Alot Of Prayers!

I Truly Know An Believe God Can An Will Heal Him An Restore Him B/C God Still Can Preform Miracles! So All I Ask Is You Please Pray For Him As Well As My Family! An Please Sign This Petition As A Symbol That We Not Only Have Your Prayers But That You Want To help Fight This Diease, Cause Your Signature Could Help Save A Life Of Some One Else! Thank You So Very Much An God Bless!

9. A Campaign to save the Rainforests

We are campaigning to save the remaining Rainforests of the world from being destroyed. With this petition and your signature, which will make a difference, we will show the governments of the world that they can no longer ignore the growing problems that are facing the Earth. Without the lungs of this planet global warming will be a very serious issue with which we shall have a point of no return in the coming future.

Some governments are not taking the necessary steps to ensure the welfare of this planet and its inhabitants and some may not realise the importance of the rainforests to the world at large.
So what is so important about the Rainforests? Trees themselves suck up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then release oxygen, whereas we in turn as humans do the opposite we breathe in the oxygen and release carbon dioxide, with an ever increasing population we need the trees to balance human activity.

The major contributors to global warming are fossil fuels releasing carbon dioxide, fossil fuels are omitted from cars, lorries, planes, and anything that uses combustion. It is reported by scientists in the last 450,000 years, carbon dioxide has not risen as much as it has since the Industrial revolution

The importance of the Rainforests are their positioning, placed within the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn they lie on the Equator which receives the most sun.

With the trees not being destroyed carbon dioxide is absorbed, oxygen is released and the sun's rays can bounce back into space because of lower levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But even in this ideal situation all countries have to reduce their CO2 emissions.

With the Rainforests destroyed, oxygen is not released and carbon dioxide is not absorbed leading to higher levels of this gas in the atmosphere. The sun's rays then hit the Earth and cannot bounce back into space due to these high levels, thereby heating the Earth which also has an effect on the inside of the Earth.

Due to this destruction and global warming, the weather patterns are changing and becoming more irregular and more severe.

Please sign our petition. We don't want our children and their children's life to be determined by people with closed minds. We have to think ahead to the next seven generations.

As our forefathers fought for our freedom it is our turn to secure the future for the coming generations.

Please see our web site below
Picture from www.rainforestjukebox.org

10. Petition For Restructuring Of The Patient Protection Act Requiring Patient Permission For EVERY Expe

My son, Shane, was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). CDH is a birth defect that occurs when the diaphragm does not fully form allowing the abdominal organs to enter into the chest cavity, preventing the lungs from growing. He was born at a small, country hospital and transferred to a larger, university hospital. When Shane arrived at this hospital, he was doing so well he wasn't even intubated, amazing for a kid that had only 1 lung, but oxygen alone seemed to stabilize him enough for transfer, and he was wide awake, and his eyes were focused when they wheeled him in to say good-bye before he boarded the helicopter. By the next day, he was paralyzed on Pavulon and ventilated-- standard procedure to rest his lungs and truly stabilize before his repair. During the 3 days before his repair, the surgeons explained to us that gore-tex would be used but we never saw them the morning before Shane's surgery, and we were never even asked to sign a consent form. After 6 hours in surgery, the surgeon came out and told us that he had used part of Shane's lung sequestration to repair his diaphragm. The lung sequestration was the bottom portion of Shane's lung that hadn't fully formed or inflated and looked like a deflated balloon. He had an extra blood vessel going from his heart to this "squished" portion of lung, which was not removed during the repair and which caused congestive heart failure. This was an extremely experimental procedure, never documented in medical journals, never even tried on lab animals, and it just didn't even make common sense to use damaged tissue with no elasticity. Our consent for this procedure was never asked or given. For 4 months, Shane couldn't be stabilized. His blood gases were so out of whack that an ECMO machine was parked beside him for weeks, but it was never used. He endured pneumonia 4 times, dozens of blood infections, a tracheostomy, and by the time his 2nd repair was done, he had suffered severe brain damage leaving him blind and deaf and in the intensive care unit for a total of 10 months.