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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Exposure to heavy metals and glyphosate may contribute to kidney disease
GM Watch - 7/31/2015.
New research supports the possibility that combined exposure to heavy metals and glyphosate has a synergistic effect leading to high levels of heavy metals accumulating in the kidneys. This in turn causes chronic kidney disease of the type that is now a serious problem among agricultural workers in Sri Lanka.
Meeting Records Expose Industry’s Influence in UK’s Neonic Emergency Use Decision
Beyond Pesticides - 7/31/2015.
New information has surfaced regarding the role of agrochemical giants Bayer and Syngenta in the United Kingdom (UK)’s recent decision to temporarily allow the use of neonicotinoid seed treatment on oilseed rape crop.
The Myth of “Natural” Parabens
Environmental Working Group - 7/31/2015.
By Rochelle Cameron - Recently, some makers of personal care products have claimed parabens are “natural.” Even the CDC is chiming in, stating on its website that parabens “occur naturally in some foods …” The CDC cited a paper that asserted a widespread and natural occurrence of parabens in food but provided no supporting references for such claims. Turns out that a company that specializes in getting chemical additives approved for use in food wrote the paper.
Battered By Drought, Forests Lose Ability to Fend Off Climate Change
Common Dreams - 7/31/2015.
By Andrea Germanos - Forests play an important role as "carbon sinks" by absorbing and storing CO2 emissions, but a new study finds that that droughts – expected to become more frequent with climate change – deal that climate-buffering power a blow.
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