Over 1,000 people have been hospitalized for chemical poisoning symptoms in the western Chilean coastal towns of Quintero and Puchuncaví since late August. 56% of those cases have occurred in people under 19 years old and 71% of the cases occurred in women.
Environmentalists are hoping that a trial, due to begin October 29, will explain to the public how the government has known for decades about the dangers of fossil fuels but failed to act on this knowledge.
The U.S. government said an Idaho family is to blame for any injuries it alleges a boy received after he was doused with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that a federal worker mistakenly placed near their home.
Brent Wisner and Leah Segedie joined the Good Day L.A. crew to talk about breakfast cereal, Round Up weed killer and glyphosate: Should certain cereals be "off limits" in your household? How much of the controversy is hype and how much is fact?
Wisner is the attorney who won a $289 million award from Monsanto on behalf of a California school groundskeeper dying of cancer. A jury concluded that a weed killer made by Monsanto likely caused his disease.
Segedie is the "mommy blogger" behind Mamavation.com and author of "Green Enough," a how-to guide for parents struggling to make reasonably healthy choices amid the myriad confounding and conflicting choices and advice available (Full disclosure: EHN.org founder and chief scientist helped Segedie with the science).
Two takeaways from their conversation:
Methods for evaluating chemicals in the United States is coming up short and needs to change, and
Monsanto and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have too chummy a relationship, as evidenced by the legal documents Wisner unearthed in the Monsanto trial.
Walmart Inc., the world’s largest retailer, will stop selling paint strippers containing a solvent linked to more than a dozen deaths and a second solvent that could harm the development of babies in the womb.