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Sci Tech    H4'ed 10/29/17

Trump's Legacy: Damaged Brains -

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'The chemical, chlorpyrifos, in a 2012 study found that it was in the umbilical cord blood of 87 percent of newborn babies tested. It is used on golf courses, road medians and crops that end up on our plate. Kids are told to eat fruits and vegetables, but E.P.A. scientists found levels of this pesticide on such foods at up to 140 times the limits deemed safe. The EPA banned this for most indoor residential use 17 years ago  and was preparing to ban it for agricultural and outdoor use this spring, but then the Trump administration rejected the ban. An excellent Times article by Eric Lipton noted that to oversee toxic chemicals, Trump appointed a council veteran along with toxicologist with a history of taking council money to defend carcinogens. In effect, Trump appointed two foxes to be Special Assistant for Guarding the Henhouse.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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