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Boeing Exposed Workers to Birth-Defect Causing Chemicals

Boeing Exposed Workers to Birth-Defect Causing Chemicals

Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, space, and security systems, has been flying loose for decades with birth-defect causing chemical exposure at its facilities, endangering its workforce. 

The dangerous chemicals that workers are exposed to at the Boeing plants, including hexavalent chromium, cadmium, and a large number of...

5 Fast Facts to Know About “Forever Chemicals”

5 Fast Facts to Know About “Forever Chemicals”

It can seem nearly impossible to avoid dangerous and toxic chemicals in our modern world. As industry works to increase production to meet consumer demands and minimize costs, they rely on chemicals, like forever chemicals, or PFAS, some of which cause serious health problems.

Here are five facts about PFAS you’ll want to know.

What are forever chemicals or PFAS? 

One...

1 in 3 Americans show detectable levels of toxic weedkiller

1 in 3 Americans show detectable levels of toxic weedkiller

One in three Americans have detectable levels of a toxic herbicide linked to cancer, birth defects and hormonal imbalances, a national study has found.

The herbicide, 2,4-D, was developed in the mid-1940s, and its use by both farmers and homeowners to control weeds has expanded since. As such, human exposure to the chemical has also increased. The chemical kills plants by changing the...

Honoring Legendary Activist Dolores Huerta

Honoring Legendary Activist Dolores Huerta

Today is a special day in history: the birthday of labor activist Dolores Huerta.

Huerta, who was born April 10, 1930, grew up with a mother who set a strong example of community activism. After working multiple jobs, Alicia Chávez bought her own restaurant and hotel. She hosted low-paid farmworkers at affordable rates, even waiving their accommodation fees at times. Alicia Chávez...

Remembering Cesar Chavez

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Remembering Cesar Chavez

On March 31, the United States recognizes Cesar Chavez Day, a commemorative federal holiday established by President Obama in 2014 to honor the labor leader’s enduring peaceful legacy of social justice and civil rights for farmworkers.

“We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure,” Chavez once said of his fight for fair wages...

Roundup Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & the Communities Fighting Back

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Roundup Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & the Communities Fighting Back

The science over the last decade from the likes of the World Health Organization shows that herbicides with glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup—are carcinogenic. Glyphosate use is also connected with causing birth defects, developmental delays in children, fertility complications, and cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Despite this prevailing wisdom,...

Hazardous Pesticides Found Near American Parks and Schools

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Hazardous Pesticides Found Near American Parks and Schools

When in the presence of dangerous pesticides, a typical sign of something amiss is the smell – the foul stench of sulfurous chemicals. However, that stench is usually brushed off as nothing but routine being carried out in public spaces. But amid a pandemic, protecting people’s health has become a priority. Residents around the country have brought forth complaints against major county...

Can Popular Weed Killer Be Blamed for Birth Defects?

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Can Popular Weed Killer Be Blamed for Birth Defects?

Exposure to the popular weed killer Roundup may cause not only cancer, but significant evidence exists linking the chemical to developmental and reproductive problems as well.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and is the most widely used weed killer globally, and has been linked to certain cancers. The widespread use of glyphosate by not only farmworkers,...

The Current Toxic State of Microelectronics

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The Current Toxic State of Microelectronics

Twenty-eight years ago, when U.S. tech companies assured the public that they would stop using chemicals proven to cause miscarriages and birth defects, they did not ensure their Asian suppliers do the same. Today, thousands of women across Asia are still exposed to toxins in solvents or strippers called ethylene glycol ethers, or EGEs. The result: women can suffer miscarriages, infertility,...

New Studies Reveal Fertility Risks for Those Exposed to Herbicides

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New Studies Reveal Fertility Risks for Those Exposed to Herbicides

In 2018, Bayer AG acquired the Monsanto Company in a $63 billion gambit. Today, it is deemed one of the worst corporate deals in recent memory following Bayer’s inheritance of Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuits. The parent company now seeks to distance itself from the concerns associated with the glyphosate-based herbicide by attempting to settle more than 100,000 court claims and future...

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