Here are four snippets of articles that have been produced in the last couple of months.
In isolation, each is of great concern to anyone interested in preserving health.
Combined they tell a very frightening story
This will give you some insight into how important it is to monitor and remove your own toxicity.
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Study reveals that pesticides are linked to an increased risk of heart disease
The dangers of exposure to pesticides – which include increased risk of cancer and other serious health problems – have been well documented in recent years. Now, another risk associated with these toxic chemicals has been uncovered by researchers from the Universities of Illinois and Miami, and Michigan’s Wayne State University.
The study, which was published in the journal BMJ Heart, confirmed that there is a disturbing link between exposure to pesticides and metals, and the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in the United States. A dramatic increase in risk of atrial fibrillation was also noted.
Another jury finds Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller caused a man’s cancer
The Monsanto corporation’s most notorious product has again been found guilty of causing a man’s cancer. Dealing another major blow to Bayer, who bought Monsanto in 2018, a San Francisco jury has unanimously ruled that Roundup and its primary ingredient glyphosate were the likely cause of a defendant’s cancer.
Edwin Hardeman, a 70-year-old Sonoma County, California resident had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which he claimed was the result of decades of normal usage of Roundup on his ranch property.
Less than one year ago, a different jury in the case of DeWayne Johnson found Monsanto guilty of malice in failing to adequately inform users of the dangers of long-term exposure to the widely used herbicide. Johnson, a California public school groundskeeper was also diagnosed with terminal non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Johnson was originally awarded $289 million, but another court later reduced that amount to $78 million.
This is the second trial now to arrive at this very serious conclusion, and there are over 11,000 more cases already filed against Monsanto.
Kale is now one of the most pesticide-contaminated vegetables, and the dangers go beyond eating salad
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) lists kale among its “Dirty Dozen,” a guide to the most contaminated food products in the US.
While pesticides could pose a health risk to consumers, farmers who handle pesticide-contaminated foods could face an even greater threat.
Scientists are still figuring out the link between pesticides and human disease, but studies have linked certain pesticides to cancer, diabetes, autism, and neurological damage.
Weed killer residues found in 98 percent of Canadian honey samples
Study is the latest evidence that glyphosate herbicides are so pervasive that residu
es can be found in foods not produced by farmers using glyphosate.
As U.S. regulators continue to dance around the issue of testing foods for residues of glyphosate weed killers, government scientists in Canada have found the pesticide in 197 of 200 samples of honey they examined.
The authors of the study, all of whom work for Agri-Food Laboratories at the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, said the prevalence of glyphosate residues in honey samples - 98.5 percent - was higher than what was reported in several similar studies done over the last five years in other countries.
Glyphosate is the world's most widely used herbicide and is the active ingredient in Roundup brands as well as hundreds of others sold around the world for agriculture and other purposes. Use has grown dramatically over the last 25 years and consumers have become concerned about residues of the herbicide in their food.