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Fewer Pesticides, Healthier Kids
Health & Wellness  (tags: Pesticides )

- 79 days ago -
First, the excellent news. That neurotoxic pesticide you've heard us talk about so often? It's called chlorpyrifos, and while it's not yet a done deal, it looks like the writing is on the wall for this chemical at long last.
Pesticides in Paradise: Hawaii's Spike in Birth Defects Puts Focus on GM Crops
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, children, diet, environment, ethics, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, humans, prevention, protection, pesticides, safety )

- 92 days ago -
Pediatrician Carla Nelson remembers catching sight of the unusually pale newborn, then hearing an abnormal heartbeat through the stethoscope and thinking that something was terribly wrong.
10 Crazy Things Pesticides Are Doing to Your Body
Health & Wellness  (tags: chemicals, diet, environment, ethics, food, health, humans, pesticides, prevention, protection, research, safety )

- 104 days ago -
Pesticides are designed to kill, although the mode of action they use to put the stranglehold on pests varies. Whether it's nerve gas-like neurological disruption, the unbalancing of key hormones, or the stunting of a plant's ability to absorb life...
Dow Crop Chemical Labeled 'Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans'
Health & Wellness  (tags: toxics, 2, 4-D, pesticides, GMO foods, GMO labeling )

- 153 days ago -
The decision by some of the world's leading cancer experts to classify the herbicide 2,4-D as a possible carcinogen, underscores the risk posed by the U.S. government's recent approval of 2,4-D for use on genetically engineered, or GMO, crops.
Study Finds Detergents, Pesticides Linked to Genital Defects in Baby Boys
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthconditions, detergents, pesticides, birth defects, children, risks )

- 170 days ago -
Pregnant women regularly exposed to a range of detergents, solvents and pesticides have a substantially greater risk of giving birth to boys with genital deformities, according to a new French study.
Sorry to Harsh Your Mellow, But That Pot IsnâEUR(TM)t Pesticide-Free
Health & Wellness  (tags: nutrition, news, marijuana, pesticides, health, government, protection, study, prevention, humans )

- 196 days ago -
How many of those pesticides are recreational pot growers allowed to use on pot that ends up in your body? Two hundred and seventy-one.
Tell the EPA: Ban This Toxic Brain-Harming Pesticide
Health & Wellness  (tags: pesticides, chlorpyrifos, brain disease, risks, prevention, protection, children, humans, healthcare, safety )

- 220 days ago -
You've probably never heard of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, and that's a good thing. Home and garden use of chlorpyrifos was banned over a decade ago because of clear evidence of its neurotoxicity in children. Reduced IQ and memory impairment are just...
Gerawan Violated the Law By Failing to Warn Workers of Pesticides ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gerawan, pesticides, farm workers, labor violations, business, corruption, health )

- 340 days ago -
After 15 months, the long awaited Investigative Report concludes that Gerawan violated the law (3 CCR § 6118), by failing to notify or warn the workers that the field had been sprayed with toxic pesticides.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop the Sale of Quinoa Grown With Toxic Chemicals
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, protection, prevention, pesticides, health, pesticides food supply )

- 355 days ago -
Protect consumers from harmful pesticides sprayed on imported quinoa
Tell Our Government to Side With Science and Stop the Use of Systemic Pesticides (Canadian Action)
Health & Wellness  (tags: Bees, Canada, environment, pesticides, pollinators )

- 394 days ago -
Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is preparing to give the green light to flupyradifurone, a systemic pesticide which Health Canada say may pose a risk to bees, birds, worms, spiders, small mammals and aquatic bugs.
The Ghost in the GMO Machine: Chlorpyrifos Poisoning, Dow's Cover-Up - EPA/Congress Fail to Investigate & Protect Kauai Kids
Health & Wellness  (tags: EPA, Dow Chemical, GMO, Hawaii, Kaua'i, pesticides, Lorsban, Chamacos, chlorpyifos, birth defects, nervous system destruction, American Assoc. Poison Control Centers, NY, Elliot Spitzer )

- 408 days ago -
While independent research shows that Dow insecticide Chlorpyrifos causes significant harm to children, Dow is intent on convincing EPA otherwise. Despite ban in homes, schools, parks, malls & day care centers, use in farming OK, eg Kaua'i's GMO fields
Please Sign: Insist Walmart Commit to Labeling GMO Corn!
Health & Wellness  (tags: GMO sweet corn, Walmart, Labeling, Monsanto, Pesticides, leukemia, not tested for safety, consumer right to know, genetically engineered crops )

- 427 days ago -
Over 100 thousand have asked Walmart to label GMO corn in the past, and it still won't commit. Now that it's on the market and we know it's classified as a pesticide, there's no more waiting. Either Walmart rejects the corn, labels it or we don't buy any
Tell Retailers: Label Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Sweet Corn
Health & Wellness  (tags: Monsanto, GMO, genetically modified, sweet corn, pesticides, health, USA )

- 434 days ago -
Monsanto has created genetically engineered sweet corn that produces pesticides in its own tissue, and it's being grown and sold to consumers throughout the United States.
Protect Workers and Children From Pesticides ACTION US
Health & Wellness  (tags: family, children, labor, neurotoxic pesticides, pesticides, harvesters, EPA )

- 515 days ago -
The men, women and children who harvest our nation's food are about to get new protections against pesticides. By taking action now, you can help ensure that these protections are strong enough to do the job.
Red Alert for Bees: Support the EU Pesticide Ban
Health & Wellness  (tags: environment, killing, bees, food, pesticides )

- 531 days ago -
Bees tirelessly fly from one blossom to another, playing their vital role in our ecosystem and the food supply - they not only produce honey, but also pollinate countless flowers that then mature into fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts.

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