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Adrienne Matei: Rates of Parkinson’s disease are exploding. A common chemical may be to blame

Parkinson's is already the fastest-growing neurological disorder in the world; in the US, the number of people with Parkinson's has increased 35% the last 10 years, says Dorsey, and "We think over the next 25 years it will double again."

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'A sip can kill': Did a chemical company misrepresent data to avoid making a safer product?

A former Syngenta scientist alleges lives could have been saved with tweaks to the formulation of weedkiller paraquat.

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Air pollution kills millions every year, like a 'pandemic in slow motion'

Dirty air is a plague on our health, causing 7 million deaths and many more preventable illnesses worldwide each year. But the solutions are clear.
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Exclusive: Air pollution particles in young brains linked to Alzheimer's damage

Tiny air pollution particles have been revealed in the brain stems of young people and are intimately associated with molecular damage linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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Sick Quebec farmers are growing impatient and demanding pesticide regulations

A newly formed group of sick farmers is demanding immediate government action to regulate pesticide use, and to protect workers ill from exposure.

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Stop eating pesticides

If you're concerned about eating pesticides, use Consumer Reports' exclusive ratings to minimize your risk from toxic chemicals.

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The link between Parkinson's disease and toxic chemicals

A new book calls the increasing prominence of Parkinson’s “a man-made pandemic.”
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Diesel exhaust can increase your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, study says

New research adds to speculations that traffic-related pollution can contribute to Parkinson's disease by damaging brain cells.

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Mahi Pono’s Pesticide Files: Mahi Pono uses paraquat and another chemical toxic to marine life and bees.

Mahi Pono, Maui's largest landowner, sprayed the highly toxic chemical paraquat six times last September and October, according to Hawai'i's Department of Agriculture.

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How has this pesticide not been banned?

Government scientists say chlorpyrifos is unsafe. And yet it’s still in use.
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Air pollution: More reasons it will send you to the hospital

Even at levels below international air quality guidelines, short-term exposure to pollution can send you to the hospital for more reasons than scientists originally thought, a new study finds.

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To make this tofu, start by burning toxic plastic

Plastic waste from America, collected for recycling, is shipped to Indonesia. Some is burned as fuel by tofu makers, producing deadly chemicals and contaminating food.
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Dieldrin dilemma: How dated science and fish-eating advisories may be putting brains at risk

Six years ago, I worked at the Illinois Natural History Survey testing roadkill otter carcasses for contaminants that build up in the bodies of animals that eat fish.

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The toxic schools of Camden

Out of the 140 worst polluted schools in the country, 11 are located in Camden, New Jersey.

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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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