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Brian Bienkowski is the editor of Environmental Health News and its sister site, The Daily Climate.
Exposure to Pesticides and Other Chemicals Cost U.S. Billions Due to Health Care and Lost Wages
Posted on: Nov 3, 2016, Source: Environmental Health News
A new study looks at the economic toll of common chemicals found in pesticides, food packaging, makeup, toys and detergents that interfere with the body’s hormones.
Chicago's Air Is Contaminated With Long-Banned Chemicals Still in Paint
Posted on: Nov 2, 2015, Source: Environmental Health News
Hundreds of pounds of toxic PCBs, banned in the 1970s, taint the Windy City’s air each year. Sources include paints still sold on the market.
Burn Pits: The New 'Agent Orange' That the Media Has Failed to Expose
Posted on: Oct 21, 2015, Source: Environmental Health News
The American media has remained silent on the health impact of toxic military 'burn pits' from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Sweeping 'Revolution' Required to Feed People on Stressed Planet, Scientists Say
Posted on: Oct 15, 2015, Source: Environmental Health News
To avoid a catastrophic loss of food security, we must dramatically expand women's rights, organic farming and renewable energy.
Low Levels of Exposure to Monsanto's Roundup May Cause Kidney and Liver Damage
Posted on: Sep 2, 2015, Source: Environmental Health News
A new study has found that long-term exposure to tiny amounts of the herbicide glyphosate may lead to organ damage.
Male Fish in North Carolina Rivers Found to Have Female Parts
Posted on: Aug 20, 2015, Source: Environmental Health News
Scientists suspect exposure to pesticides, factory farm waste and birth control drugs that pass through wastewater may be to blame.
2012 Drought: Pick Your Poison
Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: Daily Climate
As harvest season gets underway, farmers find drought-stressed crops are susceptible to toxins and contaminants, further reducing yields
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