Archive for April, 2014

Environmental toxins and autism: off limits to the press?
Autism prevalence and glyphosate applications to corn and soy crops
Nancy Swanson, data from USDA and USDE

We are experiencing an autism epidemic in the US and the mainstream media won’t touch it. There is much hand-wringing over the latest numbers, but any suggestion of environmental toxins is considered off-limits. (more…)

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The costs of pediatric environmental disease are high, in contrast with the limited resources directed to research, tracking, and prevention.

Environmental pollutants and disease in American children: estimates of morbidity, mortality, and costs for lead poisoning, asthma, cancer, and developmental disabilities Landrigan PJ1, Schechter CB, Lipton JM, Fahs MC, Schwartz J. Author information 1The Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and The Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA. phil.landrigan@mssm.edu

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12117650 Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Jul;110(7):721-8.



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The Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) has released a list of the top ten toxic chemicals “suspected to cause autism” and learning disabilities. According to the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) data from the research article entitled , “Environmental Pollutants and Disease in American Children, “the National Academy of Sciences reports that 3% of all neurobehavioral disorders in children are caused directly by toxic exposure in the environment and another 25% disorders are caused by interactions between environmental factors and genetics.

As these disorders continue to affect more children across the U.S., researchers are asking what is causing these dramatic increases. Some of the explanation is greater awareness and more accurate diagnosis. But clearly, there is more to the story than simply genetics, as the increases are far too rapid to be of purely genetic origin. (more…)

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UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute study shows California’s autism increase not due to better counting, diagnosis but by exposure to the host of chemicals and infectious microbes in the environment that are likely at the root of changes in the neurodevelopment of California’s children.
The incidence of autism by age six in California has increased from fewer than nine in 10,000 for children born in 1990 to more than 44 in 10,000 for children born in 2000.
A study by researchers at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute has found that the seven- to eight-fold increase in the number children born in California with autism since 1990 cannot be explained by either changes in how the condition is diagnosed or counted — and the trend shows no sign of abating. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/features/20090218_autism_environment/ (more…)

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Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors.


Glyphosate is an active ingredient of the most widely used herbicide and it is believed to be less toxic than other pesticides. However, several recent studies showed its potential adverse health effects to humans as it may be an endocrine disruptor. (more…)

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Glyphosate Findings in American Mothers’ Breast Milk, Urine and Water.

Conducted by Moms Across America plate_1.jpg and Sustainable Pulse sustainable_pulse.jpg http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/glyphosate_testing_results

Zen Honeycutt, Moms Across America | Henry Rowlands, Sustainable Pulse Supporter: Lori Grace, Environmental Arts & Research

World’s Number 1 Herbicide Discovered in U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk. Water Testing shows 70% of American household’s drinking water positive for above detectable levels. In the first ever testing on glyphosate herbicide in the breast milk of American women, Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse have found ‘high’ levels in 3 out of the 10 samples tested. The shocking results point to glyphosate levels building up in women’s bodies over a period of time, which has until now been refuted by both global regulatory authorities and the biotech industry.

The levels found in the breast milk testing of 76 ug/l to 166 ug/l are 760 to 1600 times higher than the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides (Glyphosate is both a pesticide and herbicide). They are however less than the 700 ug/l maximum contaminant level (MCL) for glyphosate in the U.S., which was decided upon by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) based on the now seemingly false premise that glyphosate was not bio-accumulative. (more…)

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Scientists develop ‘self-healing’ muscles
Long, colorful strands of engineered muscle fiber have been stained to observe growth after implantation into a mouse. Long, colorful strands of engineered muscle fiber have been stained to observe growth after implantation into a mouse.
Health, Information Technology, SciTech, Science, USA

Scientists at Duke University announced they have developed living muscle tissue that can heal itself in an animal just as natural tissue would, raising hopes that more research will lead to self-healing muscles to help humans recover from injuries. (more…)

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