On June 18, 2003, The New York Times reported that scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say there is “sufficient evidence” to conclude that the country’s most widely used pesticide, atrazine, causes sexual abnormality in frogs. They are recommending that the agency conduct more research to understand atrazine’s mechanisms and its broader impact […]
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NIH-published journal, Environmental Health Perspectives Kori B. Flower, Jane A. Hoppin, Charles F. Lynch, Aaron Blair, Charles Knott, David L. Shore, and Dale P. Sandler Abstract Parental exposure to pesticides may contribute to childhood cancer risk. Through the Agricultural Health Study (AHS), a prospective study of pesticide applicators in Iowa and North Carolina, we […]
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Greenlee, AR, TE Arbuckle and P-H Chyou. 2003. Epidemiology 14:429-436 Greenlee et al. report a strong association between using herbicides and infertility in women. In their study population, women who were infertile were 27 times more likely to have mixed or applied herbicides in the two years prior to attempting conception than women who […]
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Rhodes MC, Seidler FJ, Qiao D, Tate CA, Cousins MM, Slotkin TA. Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA. It is increasingly clear that environmental toxicants target specific human subpopulations. In the current study, we examined the effects of prior developmental exposure to a beta(2)-adrenoceptor agonist used […]
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March 24, 2003 | BLACKSBURG, Va. — A grant from the U.S. Army has led Virginia Tech researchers to discover that exposure to some insecticides may cause a cascade of chemical events in the brain that could lead to Parkinson’s Disease. Jeffrey R. Bloomquist, a neurotoxicologist and associate professor in the university’s Department of […]
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January 2003. Environmental Health Perspectives 111 (1): 79-84. Gertrud S., Josephine Obel, Elena Deych, Robert Lapinski, James Godbold, Zhisong Liu, Philip J. Landrigan, and Mary S. Wolff Abstract: Evidence is growing that indoor pesticide exposure is of considerable magnitude in the United States and that pesticide concentrations may be especially high in urban areas. […]
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Enviornmental Health Perspectives, 111-1, 2003, Science Selections Studying Household Pesticide Exposures Traditionally, risk assessment of pesticide exposure has focused on agricultural and occupational use of pesticides. However, there is growing evidence that pesticide concentrations may be even higher in urban areas–especially within homes–than in rural areas. In this month’s issue, a team of researchers […]
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Reuters Health, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_11150.html By: Todd Zwillich Wednesday, January 8, 2003 WASHINGTON (Reuters Health) Scientists and environmental groups urged a federal advisory panel Wednesday to recommend a ban on chemical industry experiments that test the safety of pesticides and other potentially toxic chemicals in humans. Labeling the experiments unethical and scientifically suspect, the groups […]
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Ann Epidemiol. 2002 Aug;12(6):389-94. Stallones L, Beseler C. Department of Psychology, Colorado Injury Control Research Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1776, USA. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study presented is to evaluate the association between pesticides and depressive symptoms among a population exposed to chemicals as a result of agricultural use. Chronic […]
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