Articles tagged "pesticides"

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Pesticides banned in Europe found in New Zealand streams, study shows

Banned pesticides in several European countries were found in New Zealand waterways and agricultural streams, according to a study by a team from the University of Otago. The study was led by Associate Professor Christoph Matthaei from the University of Otago's...

September 08, 2019

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Landmark study links pesticides to high depression rates

Globally, one person dies by suicide roughly every 40 seconds. Around the world, over one million people commit suicide each year - an increase of 60 percent over the last four and a half decades. Incredibly, farmers have one of the highest rates of self-inflicted death

February 06, 2015

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Beyond honey bees, neonicotinoid pesticides now found to be killing baby birds

A class of pesticides widely blamed for a worldwide collapse in pollinator populations is also devastating populations of birds, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Radboud University in the Netherlands and the Centre for Field Ornithology a

July 21, 2014

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Study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides

Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Ins

June 23, 2014

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Food MythBusters: Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

The biggest players in the food industry - from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers - spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really

June 24, 2013

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Herbicide and pesticide exposure linked to Parkinson's disease

A recent study from UCLA has confirmed that exposure to the herbicide Paraquat is linked with a heightened risk of Parkinson's disease. This combines with other research that has found other chemicals used on our foods and landscapes significantly

June 05, 2013

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Low-level pesticide exposure damages cognitive ability

Even low-level exposure to a widely used group of pesticides can produce long-term damage to cognitive abilities, according to a study conducted by researchers from University College London and the Open University and published in the journal Critical Reviews in

December 12, 2012

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Pesticides are making our children sick

From childhood cancers to learning disabilities and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders linked to exposure to pesticides are on the rise.A new study from the Pesticide Action Network says that the more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides used in

November 23, 2012

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Monsanto found guilty of chemical poisoning in landmark case

A French farmer who can no longer perform his routine farming duties because of permanent pesticide injuries has had his day in court, literally, and the perpetrator of his injuries found guilty of chemical poisoning. The French court in Lyon ruled that Monsanto's

October 09, 2012

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New study suggests pesticides may affect pregnancy length and birth weight

Exposure of pregnant women to organophosphate (OP) pesticides, a widely used class of pesticides in North American agriculture, may be associated with decreased gestational age and lower birth weight, according to a study published on Thursday. The new study,

April 09, 2012

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Pollutants found at US base in S.Korea - possible Agent Orange

Traces of toxic chemicals have been found at a US military camp but there is no evidence yet to support claims that Agent Orange was buried there in 1978, South Korean and American investigators said.Dangerous levels of trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene were

August 08, 2011

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Historic Mississippi flood gathering toward Delta

Mississippi river flooding reaching historic levelsThe worst floodings since the Great Depression, the bulging, swollen Mississippi River is overflowing in record proportions, blanketing thousands of square miles across Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi, negatively

May 12, 2011