Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Goldman, S. M., et al, Solvent Exposures and Parkinson’s Disease Risk in Twins. Ann Neurol. 2012 Jun; 71(6): 776–784
Several case reports have linked solvent exposure to Parkinson’s disease (PD), but few studies have assessed associations with specific agents using an analytic epidemiologic design. We tested the hypothesis that exposure to specific solvents is associated with PD risk using a discordant twin pair design.
MARCH 28, 2019 – Senators unveil critical legislation to protect the health and safety of children, farmworkers, and families across the country from dangerous nerve agent found on fruits and vegetables, and in drinking water
Bill marks the second anniversary of former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to deny a petition to ban chlorpyrifos
EPA under Pruitt and Wheeler has refused to act despite overwhelming scientific evidence that chlorpyrifos is dangerous to public health while Interior under Bernhardt reportedly blocked report finding chlorpyrifos so toxic it presents an existential threat to over 1,200 endangered species
Hails “Major Win” For Children and Farmworkers
FEBRUARY 06, 2020 – WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, issued the following statement on the decision by Corteva, Inc., one of the leading producers of chlorpyrifos, to stop producing the toxic chemical. Udall has introduced the Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2019 to outlaw the use of chlorpyrifos nationwide.
“It is a major win when a leading chemical company decides to stop producing a toxic chemical that damages the brains of children and causes serious health problems in farmworkers and others exposed to it. The science on chlorpyrifos is clear and unambiguous, and it has no place on our food or in our fields. With this announcement, the writing is truly on the wall. The only question now is whether the Trump administration will finally stop doing the bidding of big corporations and start putting the health and safety of our children and farmworkers first. Today’s announcement is yet more proof that there is no excuse for the Trump EPA to continue to refuse to ban chlorpyrifos.”
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