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Colony Collapse Disorder in the Pacific Northwest
When it comes to growing food crops,the function of honeybees is necessary to plant pollination, providing a key function in the food chain. In the past few years their populations have been declining at astonishing rates.
Childhood Leukemia & Lymphoma And Pesticide Exposure
Two common childhood cancers have been linked to prenatal exposure to household pesticides according to a December 2007 study.
Insecticides on Home Floors:Results from the American Healthy Homes Survey
Floors in most American homes are contaminated with insecticides, according to the American Healthy Homes Survey, conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).* The EPA sought to collect nationally representative data on current levels of insecticides that people might be exposed to in their homes. Knowledge of home exposure combined with exposure from other sources such as food, can help EPA assess human health risks, especially for children.*
Parkinson's Disease and Pesticide Exposure: New Research
Parkinson's disease affects mostly older people and is characterized by tremors, rigidity, slow movements, and poor balance. It appeared to be a new disease when it was first described as a "shaking palsy" almost 200 years ago.
Eating organic food protects children from pesticide exposure
Children who switched to eating organically-grown food greatly reduced their exposure to organophosphate insecticides. Scientists from Seattle and Atlanta just published the results of their study which linked pesticides in children's urine to pesticide residues on food. Scientists worry that organophosphates might harm children's developing nervous systems.