RoundUp Weedkiller Triggers Convulsions in Animals, say scientists

The results of a new scientific study on the effects of gyphosate on the nervous system reveal a link between the use of Round-Up weedkiller (which contains glyphosate as the primary active ingredient) and convulsions in animals.  This finding creates implications for Parkinson’s Disease in humans.

Millions of Cases of Asthma may be Caused by Chemicals in Air Pollution: New study

A new study has found that nearly 2 million new cases of pediatric asthma every year may be caused by a traffic-related air pollutant, a problem particularly important in big cities.  Equally disturbing, a second study by the same research team finds that 1.8 million excess deaths around the world are linked to urban air pollution.