Appeal to your representative Senators!

Toxic chemicals surround us. We envelope ourselves and our children in toxic perfumed laundry detergents; we smear our bodies and hair with untested creams, gels and shampoos. We further damage our health with pesticides used in lawn and garden care, and in agriculture. It is time for legislation to replace the never adequate and very outdated Toxics Substances Control Act. To view each entry, just click on the title or link(s) within each entry.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Parkinson's and Endocrine Disruption

The latest on Endocrine Disruption from pesticide exposures from Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility and Science and Environmental Health Network: "Pesticides: A large body of data links exposure to a variety of pesticides with increased risks for Parkinson's disease. Evidence also links chronic low dose exposure to a number of pesticides-- primarily in the work setting-- with subsequent cognitive decline, such as impaired memory and attention. A study in France found that a history of occupational exposure to pesticides more than doubled the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Exposure to some pesticides has also been linked to dramatically increased risks of diabetes, pre-diabetes, and metabolic syndrome."

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