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Skin absorption of pesticide formulations containing chlorpyrifos, 2,4-D, and glyphosate negatively affects the common toad

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A recent study published in the journal Water, Air, and Soil Pollution has found that dermal exposure to low levels of the common pesticides chlorpyrifos, 2,4-D, and glyphosate resulted in neurotoxicity, oxidative stress and immunological depression in the common toad. Researchers investigated the effects of low-level exposure on toads by exposing their skin to solutions… Read More ›

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Prenatal exposure to the pesticide chlorpyrifos linked to tremors in mid childhood

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While the organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos—commonly used in conventional agricultural production—has been linked to neurodevelopmental problems, the effects of low-level exposures had not been previously assessed. Now, a study published in the journal NeuroToxicology has found that prenatal exposure is linked to tremors in childhood and may indicate a negative effect on the nervous system. To… Read More ›

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The benefits of organic dairy: healthier cows = healthier milk

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Milk’s role as a potential contributor to a healthy diet is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association. The U.S. dietary guidelines for Americans is 2 to 3 cups of milk or its equivalent per day. Equivalents can be found in all dairy products including yogurt and cheese.  And Americans… Read More ›

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New study shows that choosing organic is an easy way to avoid pesticide, antibiotic, and synthetic growth hormone residues in milk

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  Milk is an important contributor to a healthy the human diet. It provides important protein, fat, calcium and vitamin D. Equivalents can be found in all dairy products including yogurt and cheese. But not all milk is created equal. A large body of research has shown for nearly 15 years that organic milk has… Read More ›

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Press Release: What’s in your milk? Choose organic for the cleanest milk, says new study

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Non-organic milk tests positive for illegal antibiotics, high levels of growth hormones and controversial pesticide contaminants WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – Milk is an important part of the human diet. It provides protein, fat, calcium and vitamin D, and for the youngest members of our population, it is especially critical as a main source of… Read More ›

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Autism spectrum disorder linked to regions where synthetic pesticides are used

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A study recently published in The BMJ Journal found that prenatal and infant exposure to pesticides consistently correlated with higher risk of autism in children. The strongest correlations were with exposure to chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and avermectin. Researchers analyzed exposure across three developmental stages–three months before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and the first year of child development–and… Read More ›

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Switching to an organic diet reduces exposure to multiple pesticides in just one week

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Research released today from the journal Environmental Research adds to the growing body of literature showing that switching to an all organic diet reduces existing levels of pesticides detected in children and adults. While previous studies on organic diet intervention have focused on organophosphate pesticides, this study tested for a broad range of pesticides including neonicotinoids…. Read More ›

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New Research Calls for a Phase-Out of Organophosphate Pesticides

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Scientists are questioning the use of some pesticides, even at levels that have previously been considered safe.  A team of researchers released a paper, published in PLOS Medicine, that reviews the impacts of organophosphate pesticides, such as chlorpyrifos, and finds multiple health risks associated with low-level exposure. These risks are especially concerning for children, as… Read More ›

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Prenatal exposure to pesticides linked to poor motor function in infants.

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A recent study published in Environment International has found that infants exposed to the pesticides naled and chlorpyrifos before birth had reduced motor function when at nine months of age.  Researchers from the University of Michigan collected blood from the umbilical cords of 199 Chinese babies to determine their levels of exposure via their mothers…. Read More ›

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Pesticide contamination found in cocoa beans

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According to a recent study, cocoa beans may be contaminated with multiple organophosphorus and synthetic pyrethroid pesticides. Researchers examined concentrations of pesticide residues from 16 farms in Ghana, running tests on 13 organophosphorus and 9 synthetic pyrethroid pesticides. They found three organophosphorus pesticides (chlorpyrifos, pirimiphos-methyl, and diazinon) and six synthetic pyrethroid pesticide residues (allethrin, lambda-cyhalothrin,… Read More ›

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