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 "India":

"… disease devastating agricultural workers in Central America, Sri Lanka and India. Scientists suspect the malady is caused by a combination of factors inclu …"

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 "Roundup":

"… on glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide Roundup. The move comes weeks after publication of a new study in Sri Lanka sugge …"

"… heavy metals in the drinking water is causing the chronic kidney disease. Roundup is the top selling herbicide in the world, and Monsanto said the newest st …"

"… the local market soon after he was told of the contents of the report.” Roundup is used all over the world, including in countless areas that do not suffe …"

"… break down in people’s kidneys. It is the combination of heavy water and Roundup or other glyphosate products, he argued, that places the population at ris …"

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 "Roundup":

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

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 "Roundup":

"… yphosate is the active ingredient in the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup. Both are used worldwide, including in countless areas not affected by thi …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Agriculture":

"… ientists funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the EPA scrutinized a  Syngenta-funded Canadian study  …"

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 "Delaware":

"… a.  The communities allege that Swiss corporation Syngenta AG and its Delaware counterpart Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. reaped billions of dollars from …"

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 "chemical":

"… Last week, an EPA advisory panel began assessing the latest science on the chemical, frequently found in surface waters and groundwater, and two more meetings …"

"… which found a correlation between birth defects and elevated levels of agrichemicals, including atrazine, in surface waters.Steve Owens, assistant administrat …"

"… move by the Food and Drug Administration to reassess bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in hard plastic bottles and metal food and beverage cans since the 19 …"

"… ed industry actions to stop producing baby bottles and cups containing the chemical.cpikftagFollow the Center on Twitter and Facebook. …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… drinking water exceed the maximum contaminant level set by the EPA.” …"

"… a private September meeting between the EPA's senior staff and the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, led by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Accordi …"

"… ptember, Rohr and colleagues published an article in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives examining more than 100 scientific studies of the we …"

Water utilities lack proper filters for weed-killer

By Danielle Ivory

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Atrazine":

"… above the federal safety limit in drinking water in at least four states. Atrazine has been studied for its potential link to breast cancer, prostate cancer, …"

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

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 "Hanoi":

"… he said. …"

"… e a broken doll. There were pitiful beggars keening like her everywhere in Hanoi, crippled with birth defects from dioxin in the Agent Orange herbicide rai …"

"… country during the ‘American War’ as the Vietnamese call it.My road to Hanoi began in a orchid-strewn Jarrah forest near Dwellingup, in the Darling Ran …"

"… to find answers. Talk to the old soldiers at the War Museum, I was told in Hanoi. The museum was closed, but some ageing, uniformed ex-soldiers were in a b …"