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Children Exposed To More Brain-Damaging Chemicals Than Scientists Thought

Children Exposed To More Brain-Damaging Chemicals Than Scientists Thought | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

"Alarmingly, the researchers discovered that manganese and fluoride, both of which are present in drinking water, can lead to poorer performance in school, lower math scores, and increased hyperactivity. High levels of fluoride, in particular, are potentially capable of lowering a child's IQ by seven points. Chlorpyrifos, meanwhile, is a common pesticide that is still used in public areas and in agriculture despite the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency banned it from residential areas in 2001. According to a report by CNN in 2012, even low levels of chlorpyrifos could result in disrupted brain development."

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Crop flops: GMOs lead ag down the wrong path

Crop flops: GMOs lead ag down the wrong path | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
GMO products rarely deliver on the hype, but they've pushed our agricultural system to a critical crossroads -- that's why they matter. First in a series of responses to our coverage.
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​Most Apples In The US Drenched With Chemical Banned In Europe

​Most Apples In The US Drenched With Chemical Banned In Europe | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
A chemical used on most non-organic American apples that preserves the fruit’s color after harvest was banned by the European Union in 2012 because its makers could not prove it did not put human health at risk, according to a new study.
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Pesticides' effect on generations of field-workers

Pesticides' effect on generations of field-workers | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

"Over the years, the study's dozens of findings would draw the attention of residents, doctors, scientists and activists. Hundreds of Mexican American families, many of them employed in the county's $4 billion agriculture industry, would take part. Because of them, the study is called the Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas - or Chamacos, which means "little children" in a Mexican dialect of Spanish."

 

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