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Pesticide Exposure Alters Brain Functioning of Teens: Study

A first of its kind study has used advanced brain imaging technology to reveal how exposure to organophosphate pesticides in the womb changes brain functioning and activity of adolescents.

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Buyer Beware: Toxic Chemicals Uncovered at Amazon Flea Market

A new investigative report undertaken by journalists at the Wall Street Journal has revealed numerous potentially harmful products being sold at Amazon.com. Among the problems revealed in this deep-dive, independent laboratory-tested investigation were a number of products containing toxic levels of chemicals.

Child-Teen Obesity Linked to Food Container Chemicals: Study

Scientists have discovered that the new replacement chemicals for BPA (bisphenol A) the food industry is now using, BPS (bisphenol S) and BPF (bispheol F) also act as hormone disruptors and carry as much potential risk for serious adverse health outcomes as BPA. The researchers have already linked the new food container chemicals BPS and BPF to child and teen obesity.

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.