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Pharmaceutical Pollution in Our Streams, Rivers and drinking (bottled) water

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CURRENTLY THERE IS NO SYSTEM THAT CAN FILTER THESE DRUGS AND TOXINS FROM OUR WATER

 

July 17, 2013 Los Angeles Times
US SUPREME COURT RULES FOR GENERIC DRUGS, AGAINST 'PAY FOR DELAY' ON PATENTED DRUGS http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-supreme-court-generic-drugs-ruling-20130617,0,3263003.story

 

 

April 1, 2013 Phys Org

PHARMACEUTICSLS COMMONLY FOUND IN THE ENVIRONMENT ARE DISRUPTING STREAMS WITH UNKNOWN IMPACTS ON AQUATIC LIFE AND WATER QUALITY . http://phys.org/news/2013-04-streams-stressed-pharmaceutical-pollution.html

 

June 17, 2013 Grist
OYSTER HATCHERIES PUT HEART BURN MEDS IN THE WATER TO FIGHT OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://grist.org/list/oyster-hatcheries-put-heartburn-meds-in-the-water-to-fight-ocean-acidification/

 

 

June 15, 2013 Digital Journal
NEW METHOD FOR DETECTING WASTE MEDICINES IN RIVER WATER  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/352342

 

June 17, 2013 Grist
OYSTER HATCHERIES PUT HEART BURN MEDS IN THE WATER TO FIGHT OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://grist.org/list/oyster-hatcheries-put-heartburn-meds-in-the-water-to-fight-ocean-acidification/

 

 Yale Environment 360 - by Sonia Shah
AS PHARMACEUTICAL USE SOARS, DRUGS TAINT WATER AND WILDLIFE: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_pharmaceutical_use_soars_drugs_taint_water_and_wildlife/2263/

 

 

AlterNet
PHARMACEUTICALS IN OUR WATER SUPPLY ARE CAUSING BIZARRE MUTATIONS IN WILDLIFE http://www.alternet.org/story/59305/pharmaceuticals_in_our_water_supply_are_causing_bizarre_mutations_to_wildlife

 

BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://sco.lt/8YWfuz

 

The Groundwater Foundation
PHARMACEUTICALS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS IN DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES http://www.groundwater.org/gi/ppcp_about.html

 

The Associated Press Investigation:
PHARMACEUTICALS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER, AFFECTING WILDLIFE AND HUMANS http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/pharmawater_site/index.html

 

February 13, 2013

WATCH:

PBS NEWSHOUR REPORT INVESTIGATION
*** Video

POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/

 

NBC News -

MEDS LURK IN DRINKING WATER : AP PROBE FOUND TRACES OF MEDS IN WATER SUPPLIES OF 41 MILLION AMERICANS http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23503485/#.UVpNmhk0ORQ

 

ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS - PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/5BKosr

 

PESTICIDE / CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

 

 

--------------INDUSTRIAL, AGRICULTURAL, FACTORY FARMS------------

 

28 March, 2013 - Earth In Transition
NEW DANGERS FROM FACTORY FARM BACTERIA AND ANTIBIOTICS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/03/new-dangers-from-factory-farm-bacteria-

 

June 5, 2013 Washington Post
IOWA CITIES STRUGGLE AS FARM RUNOFF CAUSES NITRATE LEVELS TO SOAR IN DRINKING WATER http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/iowa-cities-struggle-as-farm-runoff-causes-nitrate-levels-to-soar-in-drinking-water/2013/06/05/7c1a0450-cdae-11e2-8573-3baeea6a2647_story.html

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM POLLUTING OUR WATERWAYS WITH DRUGS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3643934709/groups-file-motion-to-stop-factory-farms-from-using-waterways-as-dumping-grounds

 

March 22, 2013 Environment America
*** REPORT: WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012

 

NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html

 

CHEMICALS IN YOUR BODY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY - ENDROCINE AG CHEMICAL DISTRUPTERS A GLOBAL EMERGENCY  http://sco.lt/82f9px

 

 

     --------------------------BOTTLED WATER -------------------------

 

WATCH:

*** VIDEO

"THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER"  « The Story of Stuff Project http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/

BOTTLED WATER - PURE DRINK OR PURE HYPE.  NRDC Investigation http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp

 

June 5, 2013 The Daily Sheeple
NESTLE'S WET DREAM: THEY MARK UP WATER 52 MILLION PERCENT

WHILE PATENTING BREAST MILK AND MEDICINAL PLANTS

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/nestles-wet-dream-they-mark-up-water-53-million-percent_062013

 

Environmental News Network:
BOTTLED WATER NOT THE ANSWER: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATED BY PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.enn.com/health/article/32699

 

The Daily Green:
WHY BOTTLED WATER WON'T PROTECT YOU FROM ROGUE PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/community-news/bottled-water-pharmaceuticals-47031112

 

Environmental Working Group
WHAT'S IN YOUR BOTTLED WATER - BESIDES WATER? http://www.ewg.org/research/ewg-bottled-water-scorecard-2011

 

June 3, 2013 CBC News
GROUPS WANT CAP ON NESTLE'S WATER PERMIT DURING DROUGHTS http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/30/pol-nestle-water-permit-appeal.html

 

THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE: A JOURNEY BEGINS  http://sco.lt/5BTtMv

 

 

             +++++++++++++++++WATCH++++++++++++++++

 

WATCH:

"A RIVER OF WASTE " 

Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/river-waste/

 

March 15, 2013 - PBS NEWSHOUR VIDEO:

WATCH:

HOW TO GET CHROMIUM-6 OUT OF YOUR DRINKING WATER http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/getting-the-chromium-out-of-your-water.html

 

 

 

 

 


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      YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES:

 

 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Pharmaceutical Pollution in Our Streams, Rivers and drinking (bottled) water

Pharmaceutical Pollution in Our Streams, Rivers and drinking (bottled) water | The TV Guru | Scoop.it

CURRENTLY THERE IS NO SYSTEM THAT CAN FILTER THESE DRUGS AND TOXINS FROM OUR WATER

 

July 17, 2013 Los Angeles Times
US SUPREME COURT RULES FOR GENERIC DRUGS, AGAINST 'PAY FOR DELAY' ON PATENTED DRUGS http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-supreme-court-generic-drugs-ruling-20130617,0,3263003.story

 

 

April 1, 2013 Phys Org

PHARMACEUTICSLS COMMONLY FOUND IN THE ENVIRONMENT ARE DISRUPTING STREAMS WITH UNKNOWN IMPACTS ON AQUATIC LIFE AND WATER QUALITY . http://phys.org/news/2013-04-streams-stressed-pharmaceutical-pollution.html

 

June 17, 2013 Grist
OYSTER HATCHERIES PUT HEART BURN MEDS IN THE WATER TO FIGHT OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://grist.org/list/oyster-hatcheries-put-heartburn-meds-in-the-water-to-fight-ocean-acidification/

 

 

June 15, 2013 Digital Journal
NEW METHOD FOR DETECTING WASTE MEDICINES IN RIVER WATER  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/352342

 

June 17, 2013 Grist
OYSTER HATCHERIES PUT HEART BURN MEDS IN THE WATER TO FIGHT OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://grist.org/list/oyster-hatcheries-put-heartburn-meds-in-the-water-to-fight-ocean-acidification/

 

 Yale Environment 360 - by Sonia Shah
AS PHARMACEUTICAL USE SOARS, DRUGS TAINT WATER AND WILDLIFE: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_pharmaceutical_use_soars_drugs_taint_water_and_wildlife/2263/

 

 

AlterNet
PHARMACEUTICALS IN OUR WATER SUPPLY ARE CAUSING BIZARRE MUTATIONS IN WILDLIFE http://www.alternet.org/story/59305/pharmaceuticals_in_our_water_supply_are_causing_bizarre_mutations_to_wildlife

 

BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://sco.lt/8YWfuz

 

The Groundwater Foundation
PHARMACEUTICALS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS IN DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES http://www.groundwater.org/gi/ppcp_about.html

 

The Associated Press Investigation:
PHARMACEUTICALS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER, AFFECTING WILDLIFE AND HUMANS http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/pharmawater_site/index.html

 

February 13, 2013

WATCH:

PBS NEWSHOUR REPORT INVESTIGATION
*** Video

POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/

 

NBC News -

MEDS LURK IN DRINKING WATER : AP PROBE FOUND TRACES OF MEDS IN WATER SUPPLIES OF 41 MILLION AMERICANS http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23503485/#.UVpNmhk0ORQ

 

ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS - PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/5BKosr

 

PESTICIDE / CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

 

 

--------------INDUSTRIAL, AGRICULTURAL, FACTORY FARMS------------

 

28 March, 2013 - Earth In Transition
NEW DANGERS FROM FACTORY FARM BACTERIA AND ANTIBIOTICS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/03/new-dangers-from-factory-farm-bacteria-

 

June 5, 2013 Washington Post
IOWA CITIES STRUGGLE AS FARM RUNOFF CAUSES NITRATE LEVELS TO SOAR IN DRINKING WATER http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/iowa-cities-struggle-as-farm-runoff-causes-nitrate-levels-to-soar-in-drinking-water/2013/06/05/7c1a0450-cdae-11e2-8573-3baeea6a2647_story.html

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM POLLUTING OUR WATERWAYS WITH DRUGS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3643934709/groups-file-motion-to-stop-factory-farms-from-using-waterways-as-dumping-grounds

 

March 22, 2013 Environment America
*** REPORT: WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012

 

NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html

 

CHEMICALS IN YOUR BODY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY - ENDROCINE AG CHEMICAL DISTRUPTERS A GLOBAL EMERGENCY  http://sco.lt/82f9px

 

 

     --------------------------BOTTLED WATER -------------------------

 

WATCH:

*** VIDEO

"THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER"  « The Story of Stuff Project http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/

BOTTLED WATER - PURE DRINK OR PURE HYPE.  NRDC Investigation http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp

 

June 5, 2013 The Daily Sheeple
NESTLE'S WET DREAM: THEY MARK UP WATER 52 MILLION PERCENT

WHILE PATENTING BREAST MILK AND MEDICINAL PLANTS

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/nestles-wet-dream-they-mark-up-water-53-million-percent_062013

 

Environmental News Network:
BOTTLED WATER NOT THE ANSWER: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATED BY PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.enn.com/health/article/32699

 

The Daily Green:
WHY BOTTLED WATER WON'T PROTECT YOU FROM ROGUE PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/community-news/bottled-water-pharmaceuticals-47031112

 

Environmental Working Group
WHAT'S IN YOUR BOTTLED WATER - BESIDES WATER? http://www.ewg.org/research/ewg-bottled-water-scorecard-2011

 

June 3, 2013 CBC News
GROUPS WANT CAP ON NESTLE'S WATER PERMIT DURING DROUGHTS http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/30/pol-nestle-water-permit-appeal.html

 

THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE: A JOURNEY BEGINS  http://sco.lt/5BTtMv

 

 

             +++++++++++++++++WATCH++++++++++++++++

 

WATCH:

"A RIVER OF WASTE " 

Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/river-waste/

 

March 15, 2013 - PBS NEWSHOUR VIDEO:

WATCH:

HOW TO GET CHROMIUM-6 OUT OF YOUR DRINKING WATER http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/getting-the-chromium-out-of-your-water.html

 

 

 

 

 


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George Zeidan's insight:

I DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS IS RUBISH 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:52 PM

wake up people.

pdjmoo's curator insight, January 18, 2015 9:52 PM

      YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES:

 

 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

pdjmoo's curator insight, April 26, 2015 7:22 PM

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES [url=/u/179070 x-already-notified=1]pdjmoo[/url]


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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A Budget by the People, for the People - In These Times

Historically, participatory budgeting has been used to uplift the poorest residents of an area, and to empower those who have long been disenfranchised by the existing political processes. In the late 1980s, the Workers’ Party invented PB in Porto Alegre, Brazil, as a radically democratic response to the military dictatorship that had denied working- and lower-class citizens even the most basic amenities for decades. After taking control of much of the city budget, residents built affordable housing, paved roads, erected public schools and delivered clean drinking water to what had been the city’s most neglected people.


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Special Report: Syngenta's campaign to protect atrazine, discredit critics. — Environmental Health News

Special Report: Syngenta's campaign to protect atrazine, discredit critics. — Environmental Health News | The TV Guru | Scoop.it
To protect profits threatened by a lawsuit over its controversial herbicide atrazine, Syngenta Crop Protection launched an aggressive multi-million dollar campaign that included hiring a detective agency to investigate scientists on a federal...

 

 

Special Report: Syngenta's campaign to protect atrazine, discredit critics.

To protect profits threatened by a lawsuit over its controversial herbicide atrazine, Syngenta Crop Protection launched an aggressive multi-million dollar campaign that included hiring a detective agency to investigate scientists on a federal advisory panel, looking into the personal life of a judge and commissioning a psychological profile of a leading scientist critical of atrazine. The Switzerland-based pesticide manufacturer also routinely paid “third-party allies” to appear to be independent supporters, and kept a list of 130 people and groups it could recruit as experts without disclosing ties to the company. Recently unsealed court documents reveal a corporate strategy to discredit critics and to strip plaintiffs from the class-action case. The company specifically targeted one of atrazine’s fiercest and most outspoken critics, UC-Berkeley's Tyrone Hayes, whose research suggests that atrazine feminizes male frogs. The campaign is spelled out in hundreds of pages of memos, invoices and other documents from Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court, that were initially sealed as part of a 2004 lawsuit filed by Holiday Shores Sanitary District. The new documents, along with an earlier tranche, open a window on the company’s strategy to defeat a lawsuit that could have effectively ended sales of atrazine in the United States.

 

 

To protect profits threatened by a lawsuit over its controversial herbicide atrazine, Syngenta Crop Protection launched an aggressive multi-million dollar campaign that included hiring a detective agency to investigate scientists on a federal advisory panel, looking into the personal life of a judge and commissioning a psychological profile of a leading scientist critical of atrazine.

The Switzerland-based pesticide manufacturer also routinely paid “third-party allies” to appear to be independent supporters, and kept a list of 130 people and groups it could recruit as experts without disclosing ties to the company.

Recently unsealed court documents reveal a corporate strategy to discredit critics and to strip plaintiffs from the class-action case. The company specifically targeted one of atrazine’s fiercest and most outspoken critics, Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, whose research suggests that atrazine feminizes male frogs.

USGS A lawsuit sought to have Syngenta clean up atrazine in watersheds in six states.

The campaign is spelled out in hundreds of pages of memos, invoices and other documents from Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court, that were initially sealed as part of a 2004 lawsuit filed by Holiday Shores Sanitary District. The new documents, along with an earlier tranche released in late 2011, open a window on the company’s strategy to defeat a lawsuit that, it maintained, could have effectively ended sales of atrazine in the United States.

The suit originally sought to force Syngenta to pay for the removal of atrazine from drinking water in Edwardsville, Ill., northeast of St. Louis, but ultimately expanded to include more than 1,000 water systems covering six states.

For Syngenta, which had $14.2 billion in total revenues last year, the stakes of the litigation were high. Atrazine has been popular with farmers since the 1950s because it is effective and economical in killing a broad spectrum of weeds. About 80 million pounds are used in the United States each year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, most of it applied to corn in the Midwest. Three-quarters of all U.S. corn is treated with atrazine, but atrazine is also used on golf courses, Christmas tree lots and public lands.

The herbicide has long stirred controversy at the EPA, which approved its use as recently as 2003 but plans to launch another registration review this summer.

Research has shown that atrazine is prone to run off fields and contaminate water supplies. It also drifts hundreds of miles by air from sites where it has been sprayed.

Relatively few studies have examined atrazine's health effects using human subjects. It has been shown to act as an endocrine-disrupting chemical, meaning that it can block or mimic hormones, and some human studies have suggested that it may harm fetuses and reduce men’s sperm quality. An Indiana University study found that women who lived in areas with higher atrazine levels in water had children with higher rates of some genital birth defects (see sidebar).

 

 


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Controversial herbicide atrazine from Syngenta Crop Protection. Why we could not focus to Nature's strength and use natural and organic fertilizers?

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this is very interesting article 

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