Lawsuits piling in against Syngenta over paraquat weedkiller, which causes Parkinson’s Disease

Attorneys representing numerous plaintiffs in multiple lawsuits filed against Swiss chemical giant Syngenta have asked a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate all of them, which suggests there are many more on the way. At issue is the company’s weedkiller chemical paraquat, which was determined to cause Parkinson’s Disease. Plaintiffs say the noxious concoction made them gravely ill … Continue reading Lawsuits piling in against Syngenta over paraquat weedkiller, which causes Parkinson’s Disease

GMO mosquitos being released in Florida Keys despite concerns by scientists and residents

Coronavirus isn’t the only danger Floridians will have to contend with this spring as biotech firm Oxitec has announced that it will be releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. These mosquitoes have been genetically altered in a way that causes them to pass “self-limiting” genes to offspring. When the modified male mosquitoes breed with … Continue reading GMO mosquitos being released in Florida Keys despite concerns by scientists and residents

Japan to dump radioactive Fukushima water into the ocean, says it’s “unavoidable”

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the government has put off figuring out what to do with all of the radioactive water at the now-defunct Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant for long enough. The prime minister will decide next week whether to dump the radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean in spite of strong opposition from fishermen in Fukushima. Officials … Continue reading Japan to dump radioactive Fukushima water into the ocean, says it’s “unavoidable”

Face masks are laced with cancer-causing toxic chemicals

Scientists found that some face masks used by the general public are laced with toxic chemicals, including known carcinogens and environmental pollutants. Michael Braungart, a German chemist and the scientific director of environmental nonprofit Hamburg Environmental Institute, carried out tests on face masks that people had worn shortly before developing rashes on the face. He detected formaldehyde, aniline and other toxic chemicals in the … Continue reading Face masks are laced with cancer-causing toxic chemicals

Discarded face masks, PPE are killing wildlife around the world

Millions of people around the world have been using single-use face masks, disposable gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid infection since the coronavirus pandemic began in March last year. But the increased use of such items has resulted in a new wave of litter, one that harms and even kills animals. Those are the findings of a … Continue reading Discarded face masks, PPE are killing wildlife around the world

Nearly one-third of global agricultural land at high risk of pesticide pollution, study reveals

Pesticides are heavily used in conventional farms to protect food crops. But according to a recent study, about a third of global farmland today is at high risk of pesticide pollution. Published Monday in Nature Geoscience, the study revealed that Asia houses the largest land areas that face an increased risk of pesticide pollution in countries like China, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines. Furthermore, … Continue reading Nearly one-third of global agricultural land at high risk of pesticide pollution, study reveals

Scientists find 55 new environmental chemicals in pregnant women, newborns

Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) detected 109 chemicals in pregnant women and their newborn children, including 55 that have never before been found inside human bodies and 42 whose sources and uses remain unclear. Of the 55 chemicals, 37 are ones that researchers have little to no information on. Published recently in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, … Continue reading Scientists find 55 new environmental chemicals in pregnant women, newborns

These Ayurvedic herbs are effective disinfectants and fumigants

A nosocomial infection also called a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), is an infection acquired by a patient while he or she is receiving treatment in a hospital or long-term care facility. HCAI is the most common adverse health event in healthcare settings that affects patient safety. According to reports, HCAI affects about 3.2 percent of all hospitalized patients in the … Continue reading These Ayurvedic herbs are effective disinfectants and fumigants

US scientists detect MORE THAN 50 chemicals from everyday products in pregnant women and newborns

American scientists have detected more than a hundred chemicals in the blood of pregnant women and their children. Fifty-five of these substances had not been found in humans before, while 42 “mystery chemicals” had no sources or known uses. Based on their findings, the scientists posited that the children receive the chemicals through the mother’s placenta while … Continue reading US scientists detect MORE THAN 50 chemicals from everyday products in pregnant women and newborns

Top 10 foods and beverages you probably had NO IDEA contain chemical pesticides

Are you eating pest killer food? Would you eat a plate of food if someone accidentally sprayed the whole dish with bug killer or weed killer? Are you one of those people who think there’s no cure for cancer, while you consume pesticides all day long? If you don’t want to die like a roach in … Continue reading Top 10 foods and beverages you probably had NO IDEA contain chemical pesticides