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NC State University Building Investigated for Manmade Organic Chemicals (PCBs) Causing Cancer

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In November 2023, the Poe Hall building, which is the College of Education and Psychology Department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, was tested positive for the presence of manmade organic chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).1 According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PCBs are have been shown to cause […]

Drinking Water Fluoridation: Is It Safe?

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Experts have called the practice of adding the chemical compound fluoride to drinking water as “safe and effective” for decades. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named it one of the top 10 greatest health achievements of the 20th century. For years, those who have opposed it have been called “anti-science” […]

Agricultural Pesticide Found in 80 Percent of Americans Tested

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A new study published in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology reported the detection of chlormequat chloride—an agricultural pesticide known to have developmental and reproductive toxicity—in the U.S. population and food supplies. Chlormequat was detected in 80 percent of urine samples tested.1 Currently in the United States, chlormequat is only permitted for use […]

Glyphosate and Other Harmful Contaminants Found in School Lunches

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Moms Across America (MAA), an organization dedicated to creating healthy communities and families, has discovered that 95.3 percent of school lunch items contain glyphosate, which is classified as a carcinogen and an endocrine disrupter. That surprising finding came from toxicity testing on samples of food from the national school lunch program.1 Eighteen Moms Across America […]

Water Fluoridation Challenged in U.S. Federal Court Case

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A long-standing and polarizing debate over community water fluoridation was brought to the U.S. District Court last year when several organizations including Food & Water Watch, Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove fluoride from tap water under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).1 The court case, which began in […]

Bayer Pressures Mexico to Lift Ban on Glyphosate

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In June 2020, agricultural and pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG was ordered to pay more than $10 billion in punitive and compensatory damages to U.S. plaintiffs over claims that the company’s glyphosate-containing herbicide known as Roundup caused cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.1 The World Health Organization (WHO) classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” in 20152 and many individuals, […]

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