Biggest Chemical Threat to Intellectual Disability: Flame Retardants, Pesticides

A new scientific study just released examined the extent of IQ loss linked to toxic chemicals over a 15 year period in the U.S.  Flame retardants and pesticides, and to a lesser extent, heavy metals like lead, resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in the United States between 2001 and 2016. As a result of significantly fewer restrictions, flame retardants and pesticides now represent the bulk of that cognitive loss.

Latest RoundUp Verdict: Judge Supports 5.27M Compensatory Damages but Lowers Punitive Damages Due to Legal Limits

In one of many consumer lawsuits against Bayer Chemical arguing the (previously Monsanto product) RoundUp weedkiller with glyphosate was responsible for their cancer, a U.S. District judge in San Francisco, California upheld the jury’s recommendation for compensatory damages while reducing the amount awarded for punitive damages.