birth defects from pesticides

Congressional report reveals manufacturers ‘knowingly’ sold toxin-tainted baby food

Vilsack, AKA Mr Monsanto is in the lead for the top position on the FDA. Findings:Top baby foods are tainted with dangerous levels of inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. Industry self-regulation fails to protect consumers as manufacturers set their own dangerously high internal standards for toxic heavy metal levels. New Report Finds Toxic Heavy […]

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Corteva to stop making pesticide linked to kids’ health problems (chlorpyrifos)

Chlorpyrifos linked to low child birth rates, birth defects and lowered IQ’s in children exposed to the pesticide. On Thursday, manufacturers must stop sales in California under an agreement with the state, which says chlorpyrifos is harmful. California farmers cannot possess or use chlorpyrifos products after Dec. 31. “Children and farm workers in California will

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Why California is Banning Chlorpyrifos, a Widely Used Pesticide: 5 Questions Answered

“In my view, we have consistent scientific evidence that chlorpyrifos threatens children’s neurological development. We know what this pesticide does to people, and it is time to move to safer alternatives.” Gina Solomon is a Principal Investigator at PHI, researching environmental health and chemical policy issues. Why California is Banning Chlorpyrifos, a Widely Used Pesticide:

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NRDC: CA Must Choose Public Health Over Brain-Harming Pesticide

“We know from testing performed in California that the levels of chlorpyrifos in pregnant women, children, air, water, and food put children at an increased risk of learning disabilities. With this bill, Californians have the opportunity to reject the Trump Administration’s protection of polluters—like Dow Chemical (producer of chlorpyrifos)—and show true leadership in children’s and

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California state and county officials falling short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

“State law requires that when farmers apply for pesticide use permits, county agricultural commissioners must deny the use of a restricted pesticide when feasible safer alternative pesticides — as well as measures like using tarps or creating pesticide “buffer zones” that could mitigate the chemicals’ impact — are available. But a new study by UCLA and

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Would You Like a Ban On Spraying Pesticides at School? It Could Happen!

Sign the petition: https://www.mamavation.com/motherhood/bill-bans-spraying-pesticides-at-schools.html Would You Like a Ban On Spraying Pesticides at School? It Could Happen! HealthMotherhood Spraying pesticides in schools, daycares, and other public spaces is a BIG problem. When you spray pesticides, it gets into the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. And there is a

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