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Pesticides, Pregnancy, and Poor Outcomes

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Pesticides, Pregnancy, and Poor Outcomes

Study shows direct connection between pesticide exposure and poor outcomes including difficult pregnancy and birth defects.

According to a recent study, women who ate more fruits and vegetables containing high amounts of pesticide residue were less likely to get pregnant or have a live birth following infertility treatments. In comparison with women who ate less than one serving per day of...

Sketchy Meeting Prior to Approval of a Dangerous Pesticide

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Sketchy Meeting Prior to Approval of a Dangerous Pesticide

The Released Schedule of Scott Pruitt, Head of the EPA, Shows he met with the CEO of Dow Prior to Approving Use of the Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

It appears that Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), may have had another reason besides “sound science in decision-making” for reversing the previous steps taken to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos – a...

DynCorp Chem Spray Suit Illuminates Lack of Caution and Care

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DynCorp Chem Spray Suit Illuminates Lack of Caution and Care

A federal judge in Washington D.C. determined that rulings against 20 plaintiffs in lawsuits against DynCorp over an anti-drug herbicide operation in Colombia did not apply to the roughly 2,000-strong class allegedly exposed to the substance. The allegations from the class members were factually specific to each class member, which meant that the rulings against the 20 plaintiffs had little to...

EPA Recognizes Danger of Popular Agricultural Pesticide

EPA Recognizes Danger of Popular Agricultural Pesticide

In November 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency addressed the serious dangers of the substance chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxin and popular pesticide used extensively in the agricultural farming industry. The report contains evidence that the pesticide can cause intelligence deficits and attention, memory, and motor problems in children. The findings are less than surprising to many...

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