Millions of pounds of toxic glyphosate are dumped on our national parks and forests. Action Alert! Ah, the great outdoors, where we can experience the wonders of nature, walk amongst the trees, sink our toes into the dirt…but not, unfortunately, escape the spraying of toxic chemicals that make us sick. Many of us may be aware that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular herbicide Roundup as well as other products, is sprayed on agricultural crops, but lesser known is the fact that glyphosate-containing herbicides are regularly applied to national parks and forests. Read more.
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A recent study concluded that “Widespread exposure to toxic environmental chemicals threatens healthy human reproduction.” We reported last year on research showing that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals has caused sperm counts to drop almost 60 percent since 1973; these exposures also cause girls to experience early puberty and women to have more miscarriages. In the modern world, these toxic assaults come from everywhere. Industrial chemicals are used in every aspect of daily life and inundate our food, water, air, and consumer products. We’re also learning more about how these exposures are responsible for chronic diseases like diabetes that were once thought to be lifestyle-related diseases. Read more.
We can add toilet paper to the long list of products that are contaminated with PFAS; this pervasive contamination has led experts to recommend many Americans get tested for PFAS. It’s time to ban these dangerous chemicals. Action Alert! We recently told you how PFAS contamination is worse than we previously thought because it has been found in a huge bevy of products for which it wasn’t added intentionally—PFAS can leach into products during the manufacturing process, and companies don’t even realize it. Now, a new report found that PFAS are present in several major toilet paper brands, demonstrating another route of exposure for these ubiquitous chemicals. Read more.
MU weed scientists, who led the charge on early investigations of dicamba volatility and temperature inversions, have now turned some of their attention to 2,4-D-choline as its use on 2,4-tolerant Enlist crops ramps up. Here are four big takeaways for farmers to keep in mind for the 2021 spray season: Read more.
The new Chairman of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) is Guibiao Ye and he is an excellent chairman. Unlike some others I have encountered, he lets everyone talk, he listens and thinks about what he’s heard, and then overall he makes sensible decisions. Above all, he doesn’t promote his own personal views and opinions as some sort of “consensus” of the Committee. Working well with the experienced Codex Secretariat, Gracia Brisco, he is just the kind of chairman that this Committee needs. Read more.
Synthetic food dyes. They are approved for use by the FDA, so could they be causing the entire body a hysterical emotional meltdown? Indeed they were and can. Read more.
Moms Across America is thrilled that the staff at the CDC have decided to follow through with important glyphosate testing. We commend their courage to address the reality of the contamination of glyphosate, despite any corporate pressure they may be experiencing. There are massive ramifications to finding (once again) that the majority of the US population has glyphosate present in their bodies. Read more.
“Forever chemicals” are added to many consumer products intentionally…but we’re learning that many more products are contaminated with PFAS unintentionally, making the threat to human health even more severe. Action Alert! For months now, we’ve been reporting on the dangers of PFAS chemicals, nicknamed “forever chemicals” for their persistence in the environment and the human body. We know that PFAS contaminates our drinking water and they are added to many consumer products to make them grease, stain, or water resistant; they are also added to cosmetics for consistency and texture. Read more.