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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cities sue manufacturer of weed-killer found in tap water

By Danielle Ivory

Federal lawsuit seeks funding to remove atrazine from water supply

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

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

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 "chemicals":

"… ence, no warning sign. Dioxin lasted hundreds of years, I knew. The lethal chemicals could be leaking into the soil and the groundwater.Dwellingup is a high ra …"

"… nguage. Its streams feed into rivers and dams. My friend explained how the chemicals were buried after a worker was accidentally splashed with the Agent Orange …"

"… ill bring him back,” she said. “But I know about those buried drums of chemicals. They should be dug up and destroyed.”Senior academic experts in the are …"

"… a strongly agree with the widow: “The technology exists to destroy these chemicals safely,” said Professor Ben Selinger, the chemist who advised on deconta …"