Elementary School Students at Increased Pesticide Risk

EWG has determined that 487 elementary schools across America are within 200 feet of a corn or soybean field. This finding is alarming because young children are especially vulnerable to the toxic herbicide 2,4-D in Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist DuoTM, a weed killer mixture that is awaiting governmental approval for widespread use on new varieties of (continued)
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Posted on August 14, 2014 By manishie

Autism risk higher near pesticide-treated fields, study says

Environmental Health News Buffer zones are required around fields treated with some pesticides, including chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to neurological effects in children. Its use has been cut in half in California since 2005. By Lindsey Konkel Staff Writer Environmental Health News June 23, 2014 Babies whose moms lived within a mile of crops treated with (continued)
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Posted on June 23, 2014 By manishie

Hair samples confirm children’s pesticide exposure

Pesticide Action NetworkLast week the French group Generations Futures announced findings from a small biomonitoring study of children living and learning near agricultural fields. Eighty percent of the children tested had been exposed to agricultural pesticides in the previous three months. Researchers took hair samples from 30 children living or attending school within a 1/10 of a mile of agricultural (continued)
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Posted on May 14, 2014 By manishie

Acute Illnesses Associated With Pesticide Exposure at Schools

JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association Context Pesticides continue to be used on school property, and some schools are at risk of pesticide drift exposure from neighboring farms, which leads to pesticide exposure among students and school employees. However, information on the magnitude of illnesses and risk factors associated with these pesticide exposures is (continued)
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Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina

Scientist find farm pesticides in Sierra frogs

SFGate David Perlman Dozens of pesticides widely used on Central Valley farm crops have been detected in the bodies of frogs throughout the remote High Sierra, government scientists report in a study demonstrating how pervasive the chemicals are in the mountain environment. The study published Friday was conducted by specialists with the U.S. Geological Survey who (continued)
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Posted on July 26, 2013 By Mina

More than 100 studies show link of pesticides and Parkinson’s

United Press International Exposure to pesticides,herbicides and other chemicals linked to higher risk of Parkinson’s. PAVIA, Italy, May 28 (UPI) — A meta-analysis of more than 100 studies shows pesticide, herbicide and solvent exposure is linked to a higher risk of Parkinson’s, researchers in Italy say.Study author Dr. Emanuele Cereda of IRCCS University Hospital San Matteo (continued)
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Posted on May 28, 2013 By Mina

A Generation in Jeopardy: How pesticides are undermining our children’s health & intelligence

Pesticide Action NetworkKids today are sicker than they were a generation ago, and a growing body of scientific evidence points to pesticides as a reason why. From childhood cancers to learning disabilities and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise.

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Posted on May 10, 2013 By Mina

Review Highlights Dangerous Health Effects of Glyphosate

Beyond Pesticides A review of the scientific literature of the toxic effects of  glyphosate , one of the most popular weed killers in the U.S. and the active ingredient in Roundup, links the herbicide to a wide range of diseases and suggests that more research is needed. The review, conducted by a scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (continued)
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Posted on May 9, 2013 By Mina