endocrine disruptors

EPA Approves 10 Pesticides for Hemp, Makes Key Decision on Atrazine

Syngenta is the Swiss manufacturer. Atrazine has been linked to birth defects, low testosterone, increased risk of miscarriage, reduced male fertility, low birth weight, cancer (prostate, breast) and recent study possibly Parkinson’s. Atrazine is the most prevalent pesticide polluting our drinking water. Pest Control: Syngenta’s Secret Campaign to Silence Atrazine’s Critics EPA Approves 10 Pesticides […]

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German Study: Alarming Levels of Dangerous Plastics in Children’s Bodies | Common Dreams News

“The chemical is dangerous for the reproductive system and is toxic to the liver. While a global ban of perfluorooctanoic acid is to take effect in 2020, a group of international NGOs has criticized the EU for requiring an exemption for medical textiles from a global ban on the use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) agreed at the

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Appeals Court Tells EPA to Stop Sales of Harmful Pesticide

People over profits…..a win for the good guys. Appeals Court Tells EPA to Stop Sales of Harmful Pesticide The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months. Aug. 10, 2018, at 12:17 a.m. By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has

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From silent spring to silent night: Agrochemicals and the anthropocene

“There is probably no place on earth that is not affected by pesticides.” Time for “Rights of Nature” to be enacted everywhere….. From silent spring to silent night: Agrochemicals and the Anthropocene https://www.elementascience.org/articles/10.1525/elementa.246/  click on above link for full report Authors: Tyrone B. Hayes , Martin Hansen Laboratory for Integrative Studies in Amphibian Biology, Group

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Risky water source by Brenda Adelman

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6529483-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor Risky water source EDITOR: The state’s concern about future water supplies is well-founded. Yet using treated wastewater to augment supplies is risky business (“Water plan to change ‘way of life,’ ” Jan. 2). Historically, the state has allowed treated wastewater to be discharged into waterways or reservoirs and, ultimately, mixed with drinking water supplies, supposedly

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