‘Birth Defects and Childhood Injury’ Category

Will Banning Just One Pesticide Protect American Families?

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If health and safety are of any concern, a study says that a whole family of pesticides should be outlawed.

No safe level of exposure to organophosphate pesticides exists, says a recent comprehensive study of all existing scientific literature on the subject. The writers contend the entire family of pesticides known as organophosphates must be phased out because they cause brain damage...

Rachael Ray’s Dog Food Line Contains Dangerous Chemical

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The celebrity chef’s kibble claims to be “natural,” but a suit filed in New York claims otherwise.  

When a man in New York realized that Nutrish, the natural dog food line made by Rachael Ray, contained glyphosate, a dangerous weed killer, he filed a lawsuit against the company. The plaintiff says that he relied on the Nutrish dog food label information when doing his shopping....

New Study Links Prenatal Opioid Use and Birth Defects

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A new study finds a causal link between prescribed opioid treatment during pregnancy and birth defects in newborns.

Researchers found a link between opioid painkillers use just before or during pregnancy and birth defects in a growing fetus.

Birth Defects and Opioids

Two to three percent of participating mothers in the CDC study reported treatment with opioid painkillers...

Sweet Strawberries: A Dangerous Fruit

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As a result of pesticide use, strawberries are named the dirtiest fruit.

They call them the Dirty Dozen — and in 2018, the sweet innocent strawberry led the list of produce with the highest pesticide contamination. Each year, the 12 “dirtiest fruits and vegetables” are ranked according to research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit, nonpartisan...

More Breakfast Foods Test Positive for Dangerous Pesticide

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Hazardous levels of cancer-causing glyphosate found in 26 breakfast cereals, oats, and bars.

A new report put out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 26 of the 28 products the organization tested contained detectable levels of cancer-causing glyphosate—the main ingredient in the popular herbicide Roundup. The levels are “higher than what EWG scientists consider...

Lawsuit Filed After Monsanto Weedkiller Found in Cereal

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Herbicide glyphosate, recently ruled as contributing to a plaintiff’s lymphoma, detected in popular breakfast foods.  

A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit claiming General Mills failed to warn consumers about the weedkiller glyphosate in its cereals. Glyphosate is the same herbicide at the center of a landmark verdict ordering agrochemical company Monsanto to pay $289 million in...

Closure of Coal Plants Linked to Drop in Preterm Births

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Study shows that extreme air pollution posed danger for mother and baby.

Researchers have found that preterm birth rates dropped after oil and coal power plants in California were shut down. Across the country, the U.S. is turning to alternative forms of power because these plants put out dangerous air pollutants.

Did you work in or live near a coal plant or ash pond and then...

Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Are People at Risk?

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The EU banned these chemicals because of their danger to honeybees, but they are believed to be harmful to humans—and they are in use in the United States

After a scientific review, the European Union has decided to implement a complete ban on neonicotinoids, a group of pesticides killing honeybees and affecting crop pollination. This full ban goes into full...

Update: Hawaii First to Ban Dangerous Pesticide

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Chlorpyrifos causes brain damage in developing fetuses, but this state took a bold stance against it.

On June 13, 2018, Hawaiian governor, David Ige, signed new legislation that phases out the use of chlorpyrifos and increases regulation on other restricted use pesticides. Chlorpyrifos is known to cause brain damage in developing fetuses and children. There is...

Plaintiff Wins Appeal in Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Case

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California Supreme Court Vacates Lower Court Ruling in Favor of Sony Electronics, Inc.; Prenatal Toxic Exposure Case Can Proceed to Trial.

CALIFORNIA –– The California Supreme Court has issued a decision on plaintiff’s appeal in Dominique Lopez v. Sony Electronics, Inc. (Case No. S235357), holding that the prenatal toxic exposure injury case is not barred by the...

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