‘Birth Defects and Childhood Injury’ Category

Dicamba: The Weedkiller Setting Farming Relationships Adrift

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 to withstand its effects. At issue in Arkansas and other states is not that all farmers use this pesticide, but that farmers who don’t are blaming their dicamba-using neighbors for damage to their crops—and ultimately to wild...

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...

¿No deberían Prohibirse Los Plaguicidas Si La EPA Sabe Que Causan Defectos Congénitos?

El clorpirifos es una sustancia fabricada por Dow Chemical que se encuentra en plaguicidas ampliamente utilizados en productos comidos por los estadounidenses cada día. Se aplica en más de la mitad de todos los cultivos de manzana y brócoli en los Estados Unidos. Se aplican de 6 a 10 millones de libras adicionales en maíz, cebollas, espárragos, fresas, soja, duraznos, arándanos y nueces....

Clinical Report Suggests Benefits of Shared Decision-Making

birth defects caused by exposure to toxic chemicals

A Clinical Report Published by the AAP Suggests Benefits of Shared Decision-Making for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Big decisions about the care and treatment of children with disabilities, including birth defects caused by exposure to toxic chemicals in the workplace, typically fall solely on the child’s parents. The decision-making responsibility can weigh heavily on the...

Glyphosate Added to Cancer List Despite Monsanto’s Efforts

Glyphosate exposure leads to birth defects

The Herbicide Glyphosate, a Key Ingredient of Roundup Weed Killer Products, Will be Sent to California’s Cancer-Causing Chemicals List Despite Monsanto’s Efforts to Stay the Decision

The herbicide glyphosate will be added to California’s list of cancer-causing chemicals, as required by Proposition 65, after the state’s Supreme Court rejected Monsanto Co.’s request to stay the...

Early Treatment Increases Survival Rate of Children with CHD

Early Treatment Increases Survival Rate of Children with CHD

Relieving News for Parents of Children with Heart Defects – Denmark Study Indicates that Treating Children Earlier Increases Survival Rates

A study of data collected in Denmark has provided good news for parents of children with congenital heart defects (CHD). According to the study, children with CHD are being treated for this birth defect earlier in their lives, which is likely...

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