Toxic Chemicals & Metals

Study Says Even 'Safe' Drinking Water Poses Cancer Risk

Study Says Even ‘Safe’ Drinking Water Poses Cancer Risk

A new report from an environmental advocacy watchdog group cautions that carcinogenic products in tap water may altogether increase cancer risk for thousands of U.S. residents over a lifetime. In a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Heliyon Thursday, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 22 carcinogens commonly found in tap water — including arsenic, byproducts of water disinfectants and radionuclides such as uranium and radium — could ...
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Study Links Fluoridated Water During Pregnancy to Lower IQs

Study Links Fluoridated Water During Pregnancy to Lower IQs

Key Points Question Is maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy associated with childhood IQ in a Canadian cohort receiving optimally fluoridated water? Findings In this prospective birth cohort study, fluoride exposure during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years. Meaning Fluoride exposure during pregnancy may be associated with adverse effects on child intellectual development, indicating the possible need to reduce ...
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Another Jury Finds Monsanto’s ROUNDUP Weedkiller Caused a Man’s Cancer

Another Jury Finds Monsanto’s ROUNDUP Weedkiller Caused a Man’s Cancer

The Monsanto corporation’s most notorious product has again been found guilty of causing a man’s cancer. Dealing another major blow to Bayer, who bought Monsanto in 2018, a San Francisco jury has unanimously ruled that Roundup and its primary ingredient glyphosate were the likely cause of a defendant’s cancer. Edwin Hardeman, a 70-year-old Sonoma County, California resident had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which he claimed was the ...
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New Tests Reveal 70% of Fruits and Veggies are Contaminated with Toxic Chemicals

New Tests Reveal 70% of Fruits and Veggies are Contaminated with Toxic Chemicals

Despite the false propaganda of pesticide and herbicide producers who claim agricultural chemicals disappear after being sprayed on crops, a new research project from the Environmental Working Group has found that 70% of U.S. fresh produce is contaminated with pesticide chemicals. All pesticide chemicals are toxic to life. Otherwise, they wouldn’t kill the living organisms that threaten crops. There is no such thing as a “non-toxic” ...
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Study: Dirty Air is Killing 800,000 People a Year in Europe

Study: Dirty Air is Killing 800,000 People a Year in Europe

The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates, according to research, meaning toxic air is killing more people than tobacco smoking. The scientists used new data to estimate that nearly 800,000 people die prematurely each year in Europe because of dirty air, and that each life is cut short by an average of more than two years. The health damage caused ...
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