childrens’ health

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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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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