Herbicide ban on hold in Sri Lanka, as source of deadly kidney disease remains elusive

By Sasha Chavkin

After Sri Lanka's announced ban on a Monsanto herbicide, opponents challenged the action and convinced the president to put the ban on hold.

Excerpts from this story referencing "El Salvador":

"… fforts by some scientists and health officials, primarily in Sri Lanka and El Salvador, to remove the herbicide for its potential link to the mysterious kidney d …"

"… untry to target glyphosate for its alleged role in chronic kidney disease. El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly approved a ban on 53 agrichemicals including glyp …"

"… ling herbicide — will have repercussions beyond the island’s borders. El Salvador recently elected a new president, Salvador Sánchez-Cerén, and proponents …"

"… t, Salvador Sánchez-Cerén, and proponents of the pesticide ban passed by El Salvador’s legislature last year hope the former guerilla commander will sign a p …"

Sri Lanka bans Monsanto herbicide citing potential link to deadly kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

Sri Lanka orders ban on glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup, citing kidney disease outbreak; Monsanto said the evidence is unproven.

Excerpts from this story referencing "El Salvador":

"… t dramatic measure taken to date to combat the illness. The legislature in El Salvador approved a ban on dozens of agrochemicals including glyphosate last Septem …"

"… at 65 percent of patients’ urine samples also had traces of glyphosate. El Salvador has also identified traces of heavy metals in a small number of affected c …"

"… phosate is used widely in the country. Dr. Carlos Orantes, the director of El Salvador’s national research program into the epidemic, said his team is working …"

"… id his team is working on developing a map of areas with hard water within El Salvador’s borders. “Our primary principal is to protect human lives,” said …"

Countries target pesticides as suspected link to rare kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

Governments from El Salvador to Sri Lanka explore the role of pesticides in a malady killing laborers, as other scientists eye heat stress.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Monsanto":

"… y, including leading products such as glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, and 2-4,D, produced by Dow Chemicals. The proposed law would …"

"… paper. “We would be giving a very severe blow to all of agriculture.” Monsanto confirmed it sells glyphosate in El Salvador and across Latin America …"

"… ding to label directions there is no concern of harm to the kidneys," said Monsanto spokeswoman Erika Campuzano. "This herbicide has been thoroughly reviewed …"

New urgency targets mysterious kidney disease in Central America

By Sasha Chavkin

In El Salvador, health ministries formally recognize a kidney disease killing laborers — and vow deeper scrutiny of its causes.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… n humans,” said Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Seneff published a study last week raising concer …"

Weighing safety of weed killer in drinking water, EPA relies heavily on industry-backed studies

By Danielle Ivory

Agency says company's evidence 'scientifically more robust' than independent research

U.S. Congressman renews attempts to ban controversial herbicide atrazine

By Danielle Ivory

Rep. Keith Ellison tries for second time to warn public of atrazine

Excerpts from this story referencing "Atrazine":

"… time proposing legislation that would outlaw any use or trade of Atrazine.Atrazine is most commonly sprayed on cornfields, and can run off into rivers and st …"

Cities sue manufacturer of weed-killer found in tap water

By Danielle Ivory

Federal lawsuit seeks funding to remove atrazine from water supply

Excerpts from this story referencing "Atrazine":

"… urer of a widely-used herbicide to pay for its removal from drinking water.Atrazine, a weed-killer sprayed primarily on cornfields, can run off into rivers an …"

"… cannot afford additional filtering but, for Atrazine, there is no need.”Atrazine has long been a controversial product. The European Union in 2004 banned i …"

New EPA scrutiny for Atrazine reflected in Center’s database complaints

By M.B. Pell and Jim Morris

After years of fielding complaints about the ubiquitous weed-killer and water pollutant atrazine, the Environmental Protection Agency has de

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… plaints about the ubiquitous weed-killer and water pollutant atrazine, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to take a closer look at the product, used on corn and other c …"

In reversal of Bush policy, EPA launches new study of atrazine’s health effects

By Danielle Ivory

EPA plans to look into atrazine's potentially harmful effects, such as birth defects and low birth weight

Water utilities lack proper filters for weed-killer

By Danielle Ivory

Many water companies not using carbon filter that removes weed-killer atrazine

EPA fails to inform public about weed-killer in drinking water

By Danielle Ivory

An herbicide atrazine has been found in four state, at levels ten times higher than federal safety limits

Excerpts from this story referencing "Atrazine":

"… d the federal standards set for Atrazine in drinking water or raw water.”Atrazine has become an issue of concern for environmentalists and consumer groups a …"

"… in animals, and who served on the EPA’s Atrazine panel this past spring.Atrazine is sprayed on cornfields and other major crops during the summer months an …"

"…  | 2003Download the Natural Resources Defense Council Report: “Atrazine: Poisoning the Well” …"

Quiet burial of a secret agent

By Jay Mayman

DWELLINGUP, Australia, February 1, 2002 — Like the cry of a wounded bird, it rang out in the Hanoi street, high and plaintive: "Dioxin, Diox

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… Among the sixteen he asked in vain in 1994: “Will the minister table all Environmental Protection Authority reports relating to tests on the site, including th …"

"… l dumpsite was clearly marked on a map I obtained from the West Australian Environmental Protection Authority.I went to Vietnam to find answers. Talk to the old …"