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What's on Our Food?
Pesticides commonly contaminate America's food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) publishes an annual pesticide data report that provides reliable information on pesticide residues in food, with emphasis on items eaten by infants and children. This data helps the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimate potential health risks from dietary exposure.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Linked to Herbicides in Two New Studies
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a group of different types of malignant lymphatic diseases that share some features but not others. In two recent health surveys, herbicide exposure was highlighted as a significant NHL risk factor. A Swedish study focused on risks of exposure to various types of pesticides while a German study concentrated on occupational risk factors for a mostly rural population.
Insecticide Residues in Child Care Centers
About 13 million children in the United States spend some part of the day in child care. Now researchers have confirmed that child care centers are a place where children are potentially exposed to pesticides.
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Mixture of Corn Pesticides Harms Frogs
Tyrone Hayes an amphibian biologist at the University of California, jolted the pesticide industry when he demonstrated that tiny amounts of the widely used herbicide atrazine cause tadpoles' sexual development to go awry. Now he and his research team have published another important finding: a mixture of pesticides often used when growing corn in the Midwest causes more problems for frogs, again at stunningly low concentrations.