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    Three new studies confirm that exposures to common insecticides during pregnancy can cut a child’s IQ 4% to 7%  by age 9.
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Sesame-Soy Brussels Sprout Slaw

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Spring is here and summer is just around the corner and that means it’s finally the season for cookouts and summertime salads!  Mix things up this year, and try this variation on a classic summer dish, coleslaw.  This salad is inspired by Asian flavors and leaves out the heavy mayo.  Remember to choose organic when… Read More ›

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Commonly used agricultural pesticides negatively affect common carp

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Atrazine is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, and chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide commonly applied to control crop pests in the United States. Both of these pesticides have been found to contaminate streams, rivers, and groundwater near agricultural lands. However, little is known on the effect that exposure to contaminated… Read More ›

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More evidence of how pesticides harm bees

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  A study out of Penn State and the University of Florida this year showed that pesticides may be killing honeybee larvae within their hives. The PLOS publication focused on four common pesticides—fluvalinate, coumaphos, chlorothalonil and chlorpyrifos. Researchers found that exposure to some pesticide cocktails combining these chemicals have a synergistic effect on bee larvae,… Read More ›

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Presence of toxic insecticide in California air samples

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California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) recently published an air monitoring paper reporting that air tests have detected chlorpyrifos in 30 percent of communities surrounded by intensive agriculture. Chlorpyrifos are often organophosphates used as insecticides on many crops, such as corn, cotton, almonds, oranges, and apples. Exposure to chlorpyrifos has been associated with human toxicity,… Read More ›

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Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Leads to Lower IQ in Children

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Three Studies Confirm Bad News About OP Insecticide Exposures On April 21, the highly regarded journal Environmental Health Perspectives published online, ahead of print, the results of three studies carried out at three different universities, using three different methods exploring the same phenomenon – the impacts of prenatal exposures to organophosphate (OP) insecticides on the neurological… Read More ›

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