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High Risk Of Parkinson’s Disease For People Exposed To Pesticides Near Workplace

In April 2009, researchers at UCLA announced they had discovered a link between Parkinson’s disease and two chemicals commonly sprayed on crops to fight pests. That epidemiological study did not examine farmers who constantly work with pesticides but people who simply lived near where farm fields were sprayed with the fungicide maneb and the herbicide […]

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The Shopper’s Guide to Purchasing Non-Toxic Fruits and Vegetables

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently published* the results of their investigation into the varying levels of pesticide contamination of 47 domestically available fruits and vegetables. The EWG analyzed approximately 87,000 pesticide tests conducted from 2000-2007 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The complete study results and […]

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Bottled Water Quality May Be No Better or Even Worse than Public Tap Water

An in-depth investigation by the Environment Working Group* (EWP) revealed that 10 different brands of bottle water contained some contaminants that were well above legal limits established for public tap water.   The researchers found a total of 38 contaminants, some cancer causing, across 10 brands purchased from different regions in the United States. This equated […]

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