User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Independent
Category: Pesticides
Last updated: Oct 31 2017 18:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The Forest Service’s battle against illegal marijuana farms 31.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Drug cartels on federal land pose enormous environmental and financial costs.
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Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years 24.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killers, has increased approximately 500 percent since the introduction of genetically modified crops.
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Novel Technique Explains Herbicide's Link to Parkinson's Disease 24.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Northwestern Medicine scientists have used an innovative gene editing technique to identify the genes that may lead to Parkinson’s disease after exposure to paraquat, a commonly-used herbicide.
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It's time to nix neonics 11.10.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David Suzuki The Canadian government is banning plastic microbeads in toiletries. Although designed to clean us, they're polluting the environment, putting the health of fish, wildlife and people at risk. Manufacturers and consumers ushered plastic microbeads into the marketplace, but when we learned of their dangers, we moved to phase them out. Why, then, is it taking so long to phase out the world's most widely used insecticides, neonicotinoids? Scientists have proven they're harming not only the pests they're designed to kill, but also a long list of non-target species, including pollinators we rely on globally for about one-third of food crops. Neonics are systemic pesticides. Plants absorb and integrate them into all tissues -- roots, stems, leaves, flowers, pollen and nectar. First introduced in the 1990s, they now account for one-third of the global pesticide market. Agricultural applications include leaf sprays, and seed and soil treatments. They're also used for trees, turf products, and flea ...
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The Vietnam War Is Not History For Victims Of Agent Orange 8.10.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The actions of the U.S. government and the U.S. manufacturers of Agent Orange and other deadly herbicides is a moral outrage.
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Diet Diary: The harmful effects of Glyphosate residue in food items 23.9.2017 Health – The Indian Express
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WSU researchers see popular herbicide affecting health across generations 21.9.2017 Environmental News Network
First, the good news. Washington State University researchers have found that a rat exposed to a popular herbicide while in the womb developed no diseases and showed no apparent health effects aside from lower weight.
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Pest control professionals have key role in public health: United Phosphorus Limited Chairman R D Shroff 21.8.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers' children 17.8.2017 Environmental News Network
Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley.In a study of children in the Salinas Valley’s agricultural community, researchers found significant associations between elemental sulfur use and poorer respiratory health. The study linked reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from recent elemental sulfur applications compared to unexposed children.
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When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice 9.8.2017 GreenBiz.com
CRISPR gene editing can fight crop disease far more benignly than conventional practices.
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Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone 7.8.2017 Current Issue
The call themselves promotoras, and they’re starting to see results.
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New 'Monsanto Papers' Add To Questions Of Regulatory Collusion, Scientific Mischief 1.8.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The other shoe just dropped. Four months after the publication of a batch of internal Monsanto Co. documents stirred international
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"Poison Papers" Snapshot: HoJo Transcript Illustrates EPA Collusion With the Chemical Industry 28.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The Poison Papers represent a vast trove of rediscovered chemical industry and regulatory agency documents and correspondence stretching back to the 1920s. Collectively they shed light on what was known about chemical toxicity, when, and by whom, in the often-incriminating words of the participants themselves. (Photo: fotografixx / iStock / Getty Images Plus) The world of independent chemical testing has a shiny veneer. The public is reassured that chemicals they're exposed to on a daily basis are certified by technicians in spotless white lab coats who carefully conduct scientific studies, including on animals in neat rows of cages. But a federal grand jury investigation that ended with convictions in the early 1980s discovered that Industrial Bio-Test Laboratories (IBT), the largest such lab in the United States, conducted trials with mice that regularly drowned in their feeding troughs. The dead animals would decompose so quickly that "their bodies  oozed  through wire cage bottoms and lay in purple ...
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The BatBnB is the perfect tiny home for your bug-eating guests 27.7.2017 TreeHugger
Tiny houses aren't just for people; bats can be comfy and warm in them too.
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Ben & Jerry's ice cream contains traces of controversial herbicide 26.7.2017 TreeHugger
Ice cream lovers aren't happy to learn they're licking glyphosate on hot summer days.
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Senators Seek To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide That Trump's EPA Chief Refused To 25.7.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A leading organization of pediatricians warned in June that the continued use of chlorpyrifos "puts all children at risk."
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The women confronting California’s farm conditions 20.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Female farmworkers face sexual assault, pesticide exposure and low wages.
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States Band Together to Sue EPA After Agency Backtracks on Pesticide Ban 19.7.2017 Truthout.com
In late March, US Environmental Protection Agency administrator  Scott Pruitt  decided that his agency would not place an outright ban on a pesticide manufactured by Dow Chemical called chlorpyrifos. The decision came  after a federal court ordered  the EPA to make a final decision on whether or not to ban the pesticide, which the Obama administration had proposed banning in 2015. The chemical has  been on the market in the United States since 1965  under the brand name Lorsban and indoor use of the chemical has been  banned for more than a decade . In its decision to allow the pesticide to continue being used in the United States, the EPA went against its own agency's findings that the pesticide presented unnecessary risks to American citizens. And while Pruitt's EPA officials  did not deny those findings , they did claim additional studies on the chemical were still needed before they could ban it, thus allowing the product's continued use. In the three and a half months since the EPA's chlorpyrifos ...
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How mushrooms might save the honey bee 14.7.2017 TreeHugger
In the fight against one of the honey bee’s nemesis, the varroa mite, scientists have found an ally in a widely-distributed mushroom.
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Controversy, Questions Surround California's Listing of Weed Killer as Cancer Cause 14.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
California's official listing of the world's most widely used weed killer as a known carcinogen marks a milestone in what has been years of debate over the safety of the pesticide called glyphosate. But it by no means marks the end of controversy over the chemical, or arguments over what warnings -- if any -- should be placed on an herbicide that is a mainstay for US farming and for maintaining household lawns and gardens, city parks and school grounds. Officials with California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) have until early April to work out guidelines for glyphosate product warnings before requirements for such warnings take effect in July 2018. At the same time, OEHHA continues to face a court challenge from Monsanto Co., which introduced glyphosate more than 40 years ago, and makes billions of dollars off glyphosate-based Roundup herbicides. The chemical, now off patent, is also active in hundreds of other herbicide products. "This is not the final step in the process... ...
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