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A Top Five (5) List of Precautionary Principles to protect children from environmental exposure to toxins while their endocrine system is developing.

We must protect children from environmental exposure to toxins while their endocrine system is developing. The Precautionary Principle, is an approach which is characterized by minimizing potential hazards to children health, at the onset of an activity, rather than accepting a level of harm. Continue Reading »

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/new-autoimmunity-syndrome-linked-aluminum-vaccines

Leading immunologists at International Congress on Autoimmunity link aluminum in vaccines to a new post-vaccine syndrome
While “anti-vaxxers” are being smeared in public campaigns as backward and unscientific fear-mongers, a growing body of cutting edge research is emerging from the top echelons of medical immunology to confirm what the cranks have been saying for years about the devastating effects of vaccine ingredients. Continue Reading »

Crop Pollination Exposes Honey Bees to Pesticides Which Alters Their Susceptibility to the Gut Pathogen Nosema ceranae by Jeffery S. Pettis, Elinor M. Lichtenberg, Michael Andree, Jennie Stitzinger, Robyn Rose, Dennis van Engelsdorp . Published: July 24, 2013DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070182

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0070182#authcontrib

Recent declines in honey bee populations and increasing demand for insect-pollinated crops raise concerns about pollinator shortages. Pesticide exposure and pathogens may interact to have strong negative effects on managed honey bee colonies. Such findings are of great concern given the large numbers and high levels of pesticides found in honey bee colonies. Thus it is crucial to determine how field-relevant combinations and loads of pesticides affect bee health. Continue Reading »

Scientists are extremely concerned about the hazards of GMOs to biodiversity, food safety, human and animal health, and demand a moratorium on environmental releases in accordance with the precautionary principle.
They are opposed to GM crops that will intensify corporate monopoly, exacerbate inequality and prevent the essential shift to sustainable agriculture that can provide food security and health around the world.
They call for a ban on patents of life-forms and living processes which threaten food security, sanction biopiracy of indigenous knowledge and genetic resources and violate basic human rights and dignity.
They want more support on research and development of non-corporate, sustainable agriculture that can benefit family farmers all over the world. Continue Reading »

Department of Health Flyer on Pesticides and Your Health
Read, Print and Share. Education is the key!

http://www.sarasotahealth.org/Documents/Env/pesticides_and_your_health.pdf

The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 330 – 338, March 2014 <Previous Article
doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(13)70278-3Cite or Link Using DOI
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Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity

Dr Philippe Grandjean and Philip J Landrigan

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(13)70278-3/abstract

Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene. Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants—manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers. We postulate that even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered. To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention strategy. Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental neurotoxicity. To coordinate these efforts and to accelerate translation of science into prevention, we propose the urgent formation of a new international clearinghouse.

Fungicides Linked to Resistance in Life-Threatening Fungus
by Margaret Munro

http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/07/fungicides-linked-resistance-life-threatening-fungus

Amid growing concern that fungicides are fuelling the rise of resistant and life-threatening fungus in Europe, China and India, a microbial sleuth says it is time to start filling in the gaps in Canada. Continue Reading »

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