‘Birth Defects and Childhood Injury’ Category

Pesticides, Pregnancy, and Poor Outcomes

pesticide exposure Study shows direct connection between pesticide exposure and poor outcomes including difficult pregnancy and birth defects.

According to a recent study, women who ate more fruits and vegetables containing high amounts of pesticide residue were less likely to get pregnant or have a live birth following infertility treatments. In comparison with women who ate less than one serving per day of...

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Fight for Justice Continues Today

environmental justice Environmental injustice demonstrates a lack of justice for all

Today we stop to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who fought for equality and human rights not just for African Americans, but also for the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice.

There is an increasing concern in the United States that the broad array of environmental...

New Agreement Yields New Regs for Weed Killer Dicamba

pesticide drift An end-goal of damage reduction leads the EPA and three major biotech firms to agree to stricter regulations for a popular herbicide, but is it enough?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with agricultural and chemical manufacturers, including Monsanto, to reduce damage caused by a weed killer that can drift and hurt nearby crops, deciding that new requirements...

Reunión Sospechosa Previa a la Aprobación de un Plaguicida Peligroso

defectos de nacimiento El calendario publicado de Scott Pruitt, jefe de la EPA, muestra que se reunió con el CEO de Dow antes de aprobar el uso del peligroso plaguicida clorpirifos

Parece que Scott Pruitt, jefe de La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA), podría haber tenido otro motivo además de “buena ciencia en el proceso de toma de decisiones” para invertir...

Dicamba: The Weedkiller Setting Farming Relationships Adrift

pesticide drift

The state of Arkansas is working to ban the use of a weedkiller called dicamba.

Dicamba is sprayed on soybeans and cotton that have been genetically modified (GMO) to withstand its effects. At issue in Arkansas and other states is that dicamba sprayed on GMO fields is damaging adjacent farms. Those farmers who are not planting GMO seeds and do not use dicamba are blaming their...

Vietnam Veterans Pass on a Tragic Legacy from Agent Orange

Birth Defects in Descendants of Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Raise Concerns about Enlist Duo because of its Similar Chemical Makeup

Vietnam veterans are leaving behind a tragic legacy with their children and grandchildren – birth defects related to toxic exposure to Agent Orange during the war. Agent Orange was a herbicide used during the Vietnam War that has now been...

Cancer Warning Will Make Consumers Think Twice About Roundup

Glyphosate, the Main Ingredient in Roundup, Will be Added to California’s List of Carcinogens – A Cancer Warning Must be Placed on the Herbicide’s Product Label

The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, will be added to California’s list of substances known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, or cancer in accordance with Proposition 65. Glyphosate has been the...

Sketchy Meeting Prior to Approval of a Dangerous Pesticide

pesticides and birth defects

The Released Schedule of Scott Pruitt, Head of the EPA, Shows he met with the CEO of Dow Prior to Approving Use of the Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

It appears that Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), may have had another reason besides “sound science in decision-making” for reversing the previous steps taken to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos – a...

Outsourcing “Solves” the Problem for American Chipmakers

dangerous levels of toxic chemicals

Women Working for American Semiconductor Producers Had Twice the Expected Rate of Miscarriages, so the Companies “Solved” the Problem by Sending it to Asia

Data collected in 1986 showed that women working at a large U.S. company that produced semiconductors had twice the expected rate of miscarriages, as well as an increased rate of other reproductive disorders and cancers. The...

DynCorp Chem Spray Suit Ilumina La Falta De Precaución y Cuidado

expuestos a sustancias químicas

Un juez federal en Washington D.C. determinó que las sentencias contra 20 demandantes en demandas contra DynCorp sobre una operación de herbicida antidrogas en Colombia no se aplicaron a la clase de aproximadamente 2.000 personas presuntamente expuestas a la sustancia. Las alegaciones de los miembros de la clase eran concretamente específicas para cada miembro de la clase, lo que...

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