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PFAS testing needed for people with elevated exposures, US science advisors say
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PFAS testing needed for those with high exposure

US government health agencies need to move quickly to launch broad testing of people exposed to types of toxic chemicals known as PFAS to help evaluate and treat people who may suffer PFAS-related health problems, according to a report issued today.

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EPA’s “scientific integrity” program lacks teeth, group alleges

Insiders at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have alleged dozens of violations of the agency's "scientific integrity" policy over the last few years, including complaints of political interference and tampering with chemical risk assessments, but nearly all the complaints have been ignored, according to an analysis conducted by a nonprofit group representing EPA employees.

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Appeals court rejects Bayer’s bid to overturn Roundup trial loss, slams company for 'reckless disregard' for consumer safety
More than 100,000 pending claims against Monsanto allege people developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma from exposure to Monsanto's Roundup. (Credit: Mike Mozart/flickr)

Appeals court rejects Bayer’s bid to overturn Roundup trial loss, slams company for 'reckless disregard' for consumer safety

Monsanto owner Bayer AG has lost another appeals court decision in the sweeping U.S. Roundup litigation, continuing to struggle to find a way out from under the crush of tens of thousands of claims alleging that Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicides cause cancer.

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Bayer heads into next U.S. cancer trial, opening statements set for Thursday

Despite Bayer AG's efforts to put an end to costly litigation inherited in its acquisition of Monsanto, opening statements in yet another trial are set for Thursday as a woman suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma claims Monsanto's Roundup herbicide caused her cancer.

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Judge kills Bayer’s plan to limit future Roundup legal liability, issues harsh criticism

Judge kills Bayer’s plan to limit future Roundup legal liability, issues harsh criticism

The federal judge overseeing nationwide Roundup litigation on Wednesday denied Bayer's latest attempt to limit its legal liability from future cancer claims associated with its glyphosate-based herbicides, citing numerous "glaring flaws" in a settlement proposed to apply to Roundup users who have not yet sued the company but may want to do so in the future.

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Move to consolidate US paraquat litigation as cases mount against Syngenta

Lawyers suing Swiss chemical company Syngenta are asking a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate more than a dozen similar lawsuits under the oversight of a federal judge in California.

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The Monsanto Papers: Getting dirty, Part 2

The following is Part 2 of an excerpt from The Monsanto Papers, a new book by journalist Carey Gillam.

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The Monsanto Papers: Getting dirty, Part 1

The following is Part 1 of an excerpt from The Monsanto Papers, a new book by journalist Carey Gillam.

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