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Federal judge gives city of Spokane, WA, the go ahead to sue Monsanto

11/9/2016 - GMO king Monsanto has another legal problem heading its way. A federal judge has said that the city of Spokane, Washington's lawsuit against the agro-chemical behemoth over pollution in the Spokane River can move ahead. Last year, the city sued the St. Louis-based Monsanto, alleging that the company...

Investigation: Yellow dye in clothing, maps and napkins contain cancer-causing PCBs

5/16/2016 - They're called polychlorinated biphenyls, and the Environmental Protection Agency banned them about 35 years ago. PCBs, as they are more commonly referred to, "belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons," the EPA says on its website. They were domestically...

The city of Portland is taking Monsanto to court over water pollution concerns

4/5/2016 - In recent days, Portland, Oregon's city council voted unanimously to authorize city attorney Tracy Reeve to sue Monsanto for polluting two of the city's main waterways, The Columbia Slough and Willamette River, with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs are a group of highly toxic, cancer-causing...

Cancer-causing PCB chemicals found contaminating food supplies

10/6/2015 - Decades after being banned, cancer-causing PCBs continue to contaminate our food and our bodies, according to a study conducted by Spanish and Danish researchers and published in the journal Science of the Total Environment. The researchers found, specifically, that the chemical PCB-153 was found...

Toxic, cancer-causing PCBs still show up in everyday products despite decades-old ban

8/18/2014 - Banning the use of toxic chemicals is great and all, but the problem lies with their persistence in the environment, which for many of us can last a lifetime. While legislatively enforced bans are progressive, sometimes they're a little too late. PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, are a great example....

U.S. military conspired to hide extreme PCB contamination on military bases

4/8/2014 - A report in Japanese media suggests that the U.S. military discovered toxic levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at its Kadena Air Base on Okinawa that dramatically exceeded acceptable safety levels but failed to alert Japanese authorities and then subsequently hid information about the contamination...

Banned PCBs still present in population, affecting brain function after four decades

12/5/2013 - Polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (PCBs) were banned in the US about three decades ago, but the negative effects of these chemical compounds continue to show up in seniors. Maryse Bouchard, a researcher from the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine, has made a significant association between...

Banned PCBs, toxic chemicals still causing breast cancer years after being outlawed

7/11/2013 - Though it often takes an excessive amount of time for regulatory agencies to catch up with the latest science on chemical safety, a handful of noxious chemicals have been effectively banned over the years after being identified as serious threats to human health. But oftentimes the effects of these...

PCBs found in 10 fish oil supplements

6/22/2010 - A California lawsuit is accusing several fish oil supplement manufacturers of selling fish oils that contain unsafe levels of polychlorinated biphenyl compounds, also known as PCBs. The state's Proposition 65 requires products that may contain toxic ingredients above safe levels to have warning labels...

Exposure to PCBs Puts People at Risk for Diabetes

10/8/2008 - Nearly every person and animal in the world has detectable levels of poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in his or her body. It is thought that the levels in most people are low enough to never cause harm. However, to the list of adverse health effects resulting from high PCB exposure, a new ailment has...

Monsanto: History of Contamination and Cover-up

5/16/2008 - The new Monsanto has clearly come to dominate the American food chain with its genetically modified (GM) seeds. It's a master at enforcing its 674 biotechnology patents, using tyrannical and ruthless tactics against small farmers. This new Monsanto has also moved into the production of milk with it...

Exposure to PCBs may reduce the effectiveness of vaccines in children (press release)

10/12/2006 - New epidemiological evidence suggests that exposure to environmental pollutants may have an adverse impact on immune responses to childhood vaccinations. The research appears in the Aug. 22, 2006, online edition of Public Library of Science Medicine. The study looked at two groups of children...

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