Category Archives: HEALTH

Bayer’s Monsanto Asks US Court to Toss $289M Roundup Verdict

Bayer unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer. The company said the jury’s decision was insufficiently supported by the evidence presented at trial by school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, as reported by Reuters. Johnson’s case was fast-tracked

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Household Cleaning Products Making Children Fat – Study

Everyday household cleaning products may be producing unintended consequences for children. According to a study, disinfectants have the ability to change gut bacteria, potentially leading to higher body mass index (BMI). The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that those who lived in households where disinfectants were used weekly had a higher risk of being overweight by

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“Safe” Plastics Have Same Fertility, Cancer Risks as BPA

The ‘safe’ chemicals used in plastics to replace hormone-disrupting BPA may carry the same risks, a new study reveals. In 1999, now-renowned scientist Patricia Hunt accidentally discovered that most plastic products contain a chemical that disrupts hormones. Bisphenol A (BPA) – which was used in children’s toys, medical devices, and food packaging – could affect cancer risk, fertility, and more,

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Monsanto owners call weed killer ‘safe’ after jury orders big payout

Monsanto’s German owners insisted Saturday that the weed killer Roundup was “safe”, rejecting a California jury’s decision to order the chemical giant to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that the product might cause cancer. As observers predicted thousands more future claims against the company in the wake of Monsanto’s defeat, Bayer — which recently

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