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General News    H3'ed 12/8/18

Safety Evaluation of Pesticides: Developmental Neurotoxicity of Chlorpyrifos

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Monsanto buried the truth Roundup in concerns by its own scientists. Dow Chemical Co. has done the same re: chlorpyrifos insecticide, re: harming children and developing fetuses. Dow hid that information from regulators, both in the U.S. and EU, according to a new study in Environmental Health, as EPA dukes it out over a court ruling that EPA finalize a proposed chlorpyrifos ban from Obama's administration, but overturned by  Trump. On September 24, EPA—the agency charged with protecting us from environmental contaminants—asked the courts to re-hear the case.

In California, 800,000 acres and dozens of crops are doused with a pesticide that Beyond Pesticides describes as  “a neurotoxin for young children's brains with impacts of low level exposure, include decreased cognitive function, lowered IQ, attention deficit disorder, and developmental and learning delays.”


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