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Children exposed to insecticide are almost 50% more likely to get childhood cancer

Children exposed to insecticide and pesticides can be as much as 50 percent more at risk for cancer than other children, studies indicate. Data from 16 past studies comparing the link between pesticide exposure and the development of childhood cancer showed that kids exposed to insecticides or pesticides indoors were 43 percent more likely to have lymphoma and 47 percent more likely to have …

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Megan Boyle – AN IMPORTANT NEW REASON TO KEEP PESTICIDES AWAY FROM CHILDREN

Despite major improvements in treatment and survival, children’s cancer rates are rising in the United States, leaving parents and scientists alike searching for evidence of what’s behind the trend. A new report sheds light into one avoidable risk: household pesticides. Children exposed to insecticides inside their homes have a 47 percent higher risk of developing certain cancers in childhood, according to the …

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Brandon Klein – Pesticides Blamed for Bee Declines Widespread in US Waterways

The most comprehensive survey to date of pollution in the US from a controversial group of pesticides has found the chemicals are widespread in streams and rivers. Though not considered a human health threat, the findings underscore the environmental ubiquity and potential for ecological harm of neonicotinoids. While neonicotinoids have been blamed for fuelling declines of bees, researchers say their …

Impact of insecticides on the cognitive development of 6-year-old children BY RALPH TURCHIANO

In an article published in the journal Environment International, researchers from Inserm (Inserm Unit 1085 – IRSET, the Institute of Research in Environmental and Occupational Health, Rennes), in association with the Laboratory for Developmental and Educational Psychology, LPDE (Rennes 2 University), provide new evidence of neurotoxicity in humans from pyrethroid insecticides, which are found in a wide variety of products and …

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Did the U.N. just ruin this $5 billion Monsanto business?

The United Nations may have just delivered a hard right hook to Monsanto’s (NYSE: MON  )  business. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, the U.N.’s cancer research center at the World Health Organization, declared the main ingredient in Monsanto’s leading weed-killer Roundup a probable cancer-causing product. Because the glyphosate-based herbicide is primarily responsible for almost half of all Monsanto’s …