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Amanda LeClaire – U-M Researchers: Low Income And Minority Communities Are Targets For Hazardous Waste Industries

University of Michigan researchers say low income and minority communities are targeted as sites for hazardous waste facilities. Using U.S. Census data, researchers found a pattern of hazardous waste sites being built near poor and minority communities. U-M’s Environmental Studies Professor Paul Mohai explains that this study clears up the question of whether toxic waste facilities cause demographic changes or …

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Roundup is an endocrine disruptor – new study

The glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup is an endocrine (hormone) disruptor in adult male rats, a new study shows. The lowest dose tested of 10 mg/kg bw/d (bodyweight per day) was found to reduce levels of corticosterone, a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands. No other toxic effects were seen at that dose, so if endocrine disruption were not being specifically …