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Study Exposes Multi-generational Impacts of Pesticide Exposure - eNews Park Forest

Study Exposes Multi-generational Impacts of Pesticide Exposure - eNews Park Forest | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Using the aquatic species Daphnia, commonly referred to as “water fleas,” scientists at North Carolina State University (NC State) determined that exposure to the pesticide pyriproxyfen impacted multiple generations, ultimately resulting in more...
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The team of toxicologist, Dr. Gerald LeBlanc, found that in the model aquatic organism, exposure to the pesticide pyriproxyfen (an insecticide in the juvenile hormone analog (JHA) class) resulted in adverse reproductive effects in females, and production of more male offspring, skewing the sex ratio, with severe effects on future reproduction.  Read news article |  http://tinyurl.com/aou94bn | Paper appears in PLos One | http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061715

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Flame retardant linked to weight gain

Flame retardant linked to weight gain | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Flame-retardant mixture Firemaster 550 is an endocrine disruptor causing extreme weight gain, early puberty and heart issues in animals, U.S. researchers say.

 

Dr. Heather Patisaul, toxicologist in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University and colleagues at Duke University authored the study.

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NC State News and Information » Study: Flame Retardant ‘Firemaster 550’ Is an Endocrine Disruptor

NC State News and Information » Study: Flame Retardant ‘Firemaster 550’ Is an Endocrine Disruptor | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Research from Toxicologist, Dr. Heather Patisaul, of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University, & Duke University colleagues:

 

"The flame-retardant mixture known as “Firemaster 550” is an endocrine disruptor that causes extreme weight gain, early onset of puberty and cardiovascular health effects in lab animals, according to a new study spearheaded by researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University.

 

"Firemaster 550 is made up of four principal component chemicals and is used in polyurethane foam in a wide variety of products, ranging from mattresses to infant nursing pillows. The flame-retardant mixture was developed by Chemtura Corp., and was first identified by the research community in 2008. It was developed to replace a class of fire retardants being phased out of use because of concerns regarding their safety.  This new study represents the first public data on whether Firemaster 550 has potential health effects."

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Study Shows Reproductive Effects of Pesticide Exposure Span Generations - insciences

Study Shows Reproductive Effects of Pesticide Exposure Span Generations - insciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Study shows reproductive effects of pesticide exposure span generations | Dr. Gerald LeBlanc's team published findings on pesticide effects on the aquatic organisms called the water flea, Daphnia, in PLoS One. Chemical exposure caused Daphnia to produce more male offspring & also caused reproductive abnormalities in female offspring. Dr. LeBlanc is a toxicologist in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NCSU. Read more | http://insciences.org/article.php?article_id=11172

 

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Why your couch may be making you fat - Triangle Business Journal

Why your couch may be making you fat  - Triangle Business Journal | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Your couch may be making you fat. And not just because you sit on it too much and...

 

Dr. Heather Patisaul & research team find that flame retardant, Firemaster 550, is an endocrine disruptor.

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Entomological Society of America Names 2012 Fellows | Entomological Society of America (ESA)

Entomological Society of America Names 2012 Fellows | Entomological Society of America (ESA) | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

William Neal Reynolds Professor of Entomology, Dr. R. Michael Roe, has been named a 2012 Fellow of the Entomological Society of America.

 

A Professor in the Department of Entomology and the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, Dr. Roe "is internationally recognized for his research in insect and acarine physiology, biochemistry, genomics and toxicology, and the use of fundamental research in chemistry, nuclear science, and biology to solve practical problems and develop new commercial technologies."

 

"The election as a Fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in one or more of the following: research, teaching, extension, or administration. The following Fellows will be recognized during Entomology 2012 -- ESA's 60th Annual Meeting -- which will be held November 11-14, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee."

 

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