Despite the fact that pesticide Chlorpyrifos has a reputation as a “toxic, braining-damaging pesticide” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the use of the neurotoxic pesticide for some purposes.
You may recall that scientific testing has previously detected glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in RoundUp weedkiller, in honey. Now, new testing methods have revealed yet another commonly used insecticide present in honey: Pyrethroids. Neurotoxic pyrethroids are one of two main groups of pesticides that contribute to colony collapse disorder in bees.
Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in RoundUp weed killer, continues to be widely used on food crops and as a result, the residue is present in many processed foods–especially those that contain corn, canola and soybean products. What does it mean for the human body to ingest glyphosate residue on a daily basis? Scientists now have the initial part of the answer and it concerns our gut microbiome.
Scientists have recently discovered that pesticides commonly used as flea treatments for pets are contaminating rivers. The new research reveals widespread contamination, with two neurotoxic pesticides found in concentrations that far exceed accepted safe limits. More specifically, researchers have found widespread contamination of rivers with two neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products: fipronil and the neonicotinoid imidacloprid.
The toxins from indoor and outdoor air pollution can trigger eye infections, dry eye disease, eye irritation, burning and itching and vision problems, including blurry vision. This is nothing to take lightly. Scientific studies have confirmed that if exposure to toxic air is prolonged it has the potential to cause chronic and even serious eye diseases like glaucoma.
New research has demonstrated that it is possible to spray sanitizing chemicals (levulinic acid and sodium dodecyl sulfate, aka sodium lauryl sulfate) to produce preharvest–while it is still in the fields.
The results of a new study revealed concentrations of atrazine (an herbicide), DEP (an endocrine disrupting chemical from the phthalate family found in our plastics), NPE ( a chemical commonly used in processed food packaging) and endocrine-disrupting triclosan* (an antibacterial/antifungal chemical used as a pesticide and found in consumer products such as toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, some versions of soaps including dish-washing liquids and laundry detergents, hand creams and toys) in the bodies of stranded whales and dolphins.
After reviewing hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies researches have concluded that a growing number of chemicals in pesticides, flame retardants, and certain plastics have been linked to widespread health problems including infertility, diabetes, and impaired brain development. Exposure to certain chemicals found in industrial and household goods has also been linked in new studies to obesity; to endometriosis, a painful and abnormal growth of tissue on the outside of the womb; and to polycystic ovary syndrome, a significant cause of infertility.
Big Ag/Big Pharma corporation Bayer failed to persuade a California appeals court to overturn a verdict favoring a school groundskeeper who claimed its Roundup weed killer caused his cancer, but reduced the amount of damages by 74% to $20.5 million…
In addition to settlements for PCB and Dicamba, aspirin giant, pharmaceutical-agricultural chemicals company Bayer says it will pay up to $10.9 billion to settle a lawsuit over subsidiary Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup.