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Brain Cancer Linked to Pesticide Exposure

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 04, 2010 12:00 AM

In the Bordeaux area of France, where vineyards dominate the agricultural landscape, researchers found that workers who were highly exposed to pesticides had an increased risk of brain cancer. Gliomas – one kind of brain tumor – were particularly associated with those who applied pesticides. read more...

Lawn & Garden Pesticides Poison Suburban Streams

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 03, 2010 12:00 AM
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Yard and garden insecticides have shown up in suburban streams at levels that can wipe out tiny shrimp-like creatures that live on stream bottoms. The culprits are newly popular pesticide products that contain pyrethroids -- chemicals with "thrin" names like cypermethrin and bifenthrin. read more...

Study Demonstrates Link Between Prenatal Pesticide Exposure and Children’s Health

by aseligmann — last modified Jun 30, 2010 07:36 PM

A study was conducted in a Northern Ecuadorian public school of 87 children aged 6-8. The children with mothers that had worked in floriculture green houses were exposed to pesticides while they were pregnant showed consistent delayed motor speeds and coordination according to test results. read more...

EPA Forced to Review Pesticide Testing on Humans

by Shelly Connor — last modified Jun 25, 2010 12:14 PM

It sounds like a horror movie, but unfortunately it is all true. Industry thinks it is okay to test pesticides and their toxicity on actual human subjects. Literally, humans were being used as lab rats for the industry to spray these poisons directly on their skin, walking into vapor chambers filled with the pesticides and more. However, the EPA is now taking action to eliminate this terrible practice. read more...