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Neurotoxic Pesticides Linked to Increased Risk of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

A study published in Neurotoxicology found exposure to common neurotoxic pesticides, including glyphosate, paraquat and chlorpyrifos, may increase the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Toxic Chemicals Spread to Multiple Fetal Organs When Moms Are Exposed to Pesticides During Pregnancy

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy has implications for both mother and child’s health, as studies indicate prenatal and early-life exposure to environmental toxicants increases susceptibility to diseases, from learning and developmental disabilities to cancer.

4 Steps Regulators Can Take to Protect Children, Infants and Pregnant Women From Toxic Pesticides

Why are some people more vulnerable to harm from pesticide exposure than others, particularly pregnant women, infants and children? It’s just one critical question scientists and regulators need to tackle.

Pesticides Are Killing Soil Organisms — The Foundations of the Web of Life

A study published May 4 by the academic journal Frontiers in Environmental Science finds pesticides widely used in American agriculture pose a grave threat to organisms that are critical to healthy soil, biodiversity and soil carbon sequestration to fight climate change.

EU Court Upholds Ban on Bayer’s Bee-Killing Pesticides in Landmark Ruling Against ‘Powerful Multinationals’

In dismissing Bayer’s appeal, the European Court of Justice backed a lower court’s decision to uphold restrictions on three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides, stating that “protecting nature and people’s health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals.”

11 Pesticides EPA Should Ban or Restrict to Protect Infants and Children

The EPA should take swift action to ban and restrict toxic pesticides allowed in agriculture and on food.

Neonic Pesticides Pose Serious Health Risks to Kids

Compared with adults, young children ages 3 to 5 had higher neonic exposures, likely from eating non-organic foods such as applesauce, strawberries, pears and nectarines.

EPA Known Worldwide as ‘Pesticide Pushover’ for Failure to Ban Dangerous Pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s deeply flawed regulatory process allows the use of pesticides like aldicarb, an “extremely hazardous” neurotoxin banned in more than 100 countries and known to cause developmental harm in children.

Investigation Finds Airborne Pesticides Near Schools, Parks and Homes Surrounded by Farm Fields

The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting found atrazine, dimethenamid, permethrin, 2,4-D and 2,4,5-TP — all are endocrine-disrupting chemicals that can lead to poor development in young children — in five Central Illinois locations near corn and soybean fields.

Pesticides Poison More Than 378 Million Farmers and Farmworkers Every Year, Report Says

An evaluation of available poisoning data from countries all over the world concludes annually there are about 385 million cases of acute poisonings, and that 44% of the world’s 860 million farmers and agricultural workers are poisoned every year.

‘Buy It or Else’: Inside Monsanto and BASF’s Strategy to Force Farmers to Buy GMO Seeds and Pesticides

Internal company records show the companies knew their weedkiller, sprayed on GMO soybeans, would drift onto neighboring fields and devastate non-GMO organic crops.

Beyond Pesticides

Mosquito-Control Pesticides Sprayed in at Least 25 States Contain Cancer-Causing PFAS Chemicals, Tests Show

PFAS chemicals, called “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in the environment, are linked to suppressed immune systems, cancer and other health issues.

Stealth Move by EPA Weakens States’ Rights to Restrict Pesticides

EPA confirmed it “reinterpreted” long-standing rule that allowed states to enforce stronger pesticide restrictions than those imposed under federal law.

25 Pesticides Banned in Other Countries, Still Used in U.S.

About 3 million pounds of agricultural pesticides the World Health Organization considers “extremely” or “highly hazardous” were used in the U.S. in 2017.

EPA Reapproves Dozens of Pesticides, Despite Evidence of Harm to People, Wildlife

The hasty reapprovals include paraquat, the most acutely lethal herbicide still in use today in the U.S.

‘I Was Killing People’ With My Farming Practices + What’s Going on With the Food Supply Chain?

In the latest episode of CHD.TV’s “The Empower Hour,” host Zen Honeycutt interviewed an organic farmer from the U.S. who described transitioning from chemical to organic regenerative farming, and a Canadian organic food producer who discussed problems with the food supply chain and how they relate to COVID.

Physician Explains How to Get Off Big Pharma’s Toxic Treadmill + Mother Describes Son’s Severe Reactions to MiraLAX + More

The latest episode of CHD.TV’s “The Empower Hour,” host Zen Honeycutt interviewed Carole Grieve of Food Integrity Now, Anne Williams, R.N., of Parents Against MiraLAX and Dr. Eric Plasker, author of “100 Year Lifestyle,” who discussed how to get off Big Pharma’s toxic treadmill of chemical medications.

Don’t Be Fooled: Lab-Grown Meat Is a Disaster in the Making

Fake meats aren’t about your health or a healthy environment — they’re a tool to phase out farmers and ranchers and replace them with an ultra-processed food product that can be controlled by patents.

From Drug Discovery to Coronaviruses: Why Restoring Natural Habitats Is Good for Human Health

Peninah Murage and colleagues argue the preservation of biodiversity is vital to human health and should therefore be embedded into medical and healthcare studies.

Think the FDA Is Looking Out for Your Health? History Tells a Different Story.

Consumer watchdog groups accuse the FDA of having evolved from a “hard-charging tiger of an agency” a century ago, to a “pliant pussycat” today.

California Bans PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Products for Infants, Children

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed legislation to protect infants and children from the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS by banning the compounds in cribs, playpens and many other products.

‘We Love GMOs and Vaccines’ Facebook Site Attacks Journalists, Academics, Activists — and Science

An investigation by The DisInformation Chronicle exposes one of the most heavily trafficked public relations sites promoting fake science, vaccines and Monsanto.

Glyphosate, Gut Microbes and How to Keep Kids Healthy During Pandemic

The latest episode of CHD Live!’s “The Empower Hour” features interviews with Dr. Michelle Perro, pediatrician, and Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., scientist, about children’s health, pesticides, gut health and how to build a strong immune system.

Syngenta’s Paraquat Herbicide Caused California Man’s Parkinson’s, Lawsuit Alleges

George Isaak used paraquat to treat weeds on orchard and vineyard property from 1964 through 2004, mixing, loading and spraying the pesticide routinely before he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in May of 2020, according to his lawsuit.

‘This Week’ With Mary + Polly: ‘Everyone Has to Rise Up’ Against Mandates + More

In “This Week” with Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president, and Polly Tommey, co-producer of “Vaxxed,” Mary and Polly discuss the latest COVID vaccine news.

The Cause of COVID Deaths No One Wants to Talk About

Governments focused on the virus itself, fighting it with drugs and vaccines or avoiding it with quarantines and isolation, but ignored the toxic exposures that degrade immune systems, greatly increasing the risk of serious complications and death from COVID.

Conventional Food System Fails to Protect Vulnerable Infants, Children and Farmworkers

Research published in the journal Productions and Operations Management underscores the importance of revamping the U.S. food system towards a focus on organic practices that account for externalities and provide multiple add-on benefits for society at large.

By 2050, 10 Million People a Year Will Die From Antibiotic-Resistant Illnesses — Unless We End Pesticide Use

The writing is on the wall: We’re nearing the end of the “pesticide treadmill,” a term coined decades ago to describe the slow escalation in the strength and quantity of the chemicals needed to control pests.

‘Confidential’ 2016 EPA Report Linked Monsanto Weedkiller to Cancer

A never-published internal EPA report from 2016 included evidence suggesting exposure to glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, increased the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.