childrens’ health

Dow Chemical Donates $1 Million to Trump, Asks Administration to Ignore Pesticide Study

SWAMP WATCH: Update, Andrew Wheeler has taken over Pruitt’s position and is considered to be a corporate water carrier with so many conflicts of interest he has to carry a list.     Luckily for Dow, the E.P.A. is now run by climate-change skeptic and general enemy of living things Scott Pruitt, who last month …

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Prenatal and early-life pesticide exposures associated with increased autism risk and severity

“As the authors conclude, “Our findings support the hypotheses that prenatal and infant pesticide exposures to these substances increase the risks for autism spectrum disorder, and exposures in infancy could contribute to risks for more severely impaired phenotypes with…intellectual disability.” This study is the largest of its kind to date. The co-authors end their paper …

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War on women now war on children: Trump’s EPA makes ‘sneaky’ move to hamstring its children’s health office

SWAMP WATCH “Trump’s own EPA says his climate plan will worsen health of millions of kids, cost $50 billion. In 2017, for example, Pruitt rejected a ban on the organophospate pesticide chlorpyrifos, which paralyzes the nervous system of insects — and which has been linked directly to fetal brain damage. Indeed, one study found that “US children born …

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Back to School brings concerns about pesticide exposure

Back to School brings concerns about pesticide exposure By Megan Kaun and Nichole Warwick We live in a beautiful region with idyllic farms and open space. We are a Right to Farm County so we accept the inconveniences from farm operations; strong smells, bright lights, loud noises, etc. It’s a small price to pay to …

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5 Officials Charged with Involuntary manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis….what about pesticides and other carcinogens?

From our friends at Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/06/flint-water-crisis-involuntary-manslaughter/ 5 Officials Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis Michigan attorney general files the most serious charges yet against current and former government officials in Flint case. Nathalie BaptisteJun. 14, 2017 1:38 PM   Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Wednesday charged five current and former government …

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This just in from Napa Vision 2050: “Last week we shot these photos of vineyard burning, a threat to health in our Napa Valley. Just look at the particles flowing up-valley from this burn going to the California Veteran’s Home.  The Napa County Agriculture Commissioner’s web page offers suggestions on how to get rid of …

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