"We know that pervasive chemical exposure plagues us. We know how to reduce that exposure through industrial process changes, substitute technologies, and stringent regulations. What we do not know is how to convince our political representatives to act wisely on our behalf. Upstream is a huge step in the right direction, presenting essential information about our environmental ills in a vivid and accessible way. Learn from Upstream and then demand that your representatives start learning too."
"The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road -- the one less traveled by -- offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth."
Upstream is a new-media platform intended to promote the discoveries, insights, and successes of scholars, writers, and activists working to prevent environmental illness and promote environmental justice.