Summary: Public health experts have found there is sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.
Leading researchers call for a ban on widely used insecticides.
Use of organophosphates has lessened, but risks to early brain development still too high.
In vitro evaluation of genomic damage induced by glyphosate on human lymphocytes
Glyphosate is an important broad-spectrum herbicide used in agriculture and residential areas for weed and vegetation control, respectively. In our study, we analyzed the in vitro clastogenic and/or aneugenic effects of glyphosate by chromosomal aberrations and micronuclei assays. Human lymphocytes were exposed to five glyphosate concentrations: 0.500, 0.100, 0.050, 0.025, and 0.0125 μg/mL, where 0.500 μg/mL represents the established acceptable daily intake value, and the other concentrations were tested in order to establish the genotoxicity threshold for this compound.
A MANIFESTO WRITTEN BY NATURE HAIRDRESSERS FOR HUMANS, ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
This manifesto was created by: BBF – Bewegung bewusster Friseure International (Movement of Conscious Hairdressers International). The text is based on and inspired by the manifesto “Der Malser Weg” (The Malser Way), written by doctors, pharmacists, biologists, veterinarians of the Upper Venosta Valley, with the contents of which the authors are associated in solidarity.
Agroecology can feed Europe pesticide-free in 2050, new study finds
European agriculture can phase out pesticides, reduce its impacts on climate and biodiversity while ensuring food security for Europeans, French researchers Pierre-Marie Aubert and Xavier Poux told a conference held in Paris on 13 September.
If there’s one lesson I’ve learned from the story of Mals, it is that we have to move beyond the idea of organic farms as the answer; “organic communities” are the more sustaining and resilient objective. Philip Ackerman-Leist