U.S. troops found nearly 5,000 abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq from 2004 to 2011

American troops found nearly 5,000 abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq from 2004 to 2011, but their discoveries were kept secret by the U.S. government, the New York Times reports.

According to the 10,000-word, eight-part interactive report (“The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons“) by C.J. Chivers published on the paper’s website late Tuesday, at least 17 American service members and seven Iraqi police officers were exposed to nerve or mustard agents in Iraq after 2003.

On at least six occasions, American troops and American-trained Iraqi troops were wounded by the abandoned munitions, but news of the encounters was neither shared publicly nor widely circulated among the troops, the victims told the Times. Others said they were told to be vague or deceptive about what they found.

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https://news.yahoo.com/chemical-weapons-found-in-iraq-nyt-report-135347507.html

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More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled Over Cancer-Causing Chemical

Another batch of blood pressure drugs have been recalled over fears they contain traces of a cancer-causing chemical.

Valsartan was originally developed by Novartis, marketed as Diovan, but it is now off patent and US patients can instead use generic versions from various companies around the world.

However, last summer it emerged some produced in China had been contaminated with a carcinogen called NDEA, prompting a global recall.

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https://www.infowars.com/more-blood-pressure-drugs-recalled-over-cancer-causing-chemical/

Flashback: Professor Exposes Hazards of Gay Frog Chemical in TEDTalks Lecture

Liberals often criticize Infowars for claiming chemicals in drinking water are lowering fertility.

But in a TEDTalks lecture from 2010, Professor Tyrone Hayes broke down his extensive research into the chemical atrazine, an herbicide used on crops, and its effect on frogs.

In 2003, Hayes found even minute levels of atrazine cause amphibians to suffer severe genetic mutations, the effects of which cascade down through future generations of frogs.

Here’s a summary of the lecture from TEDTalks:

Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story.

Check out the lecture below:

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https://www.infowars.com/flashback-professor-exposes-hazards-of-gay-frog-chemical-in-ted-talks-lecture/

US Court Pushes Chemical Castration of 8-Year-Old

As a mother has decided her son is a transgender girl, even though the boy hates wearing girl’s clothing, the court has sided with the mom, forbidding the father to dress him as a boy or talk to him about gender from a scientific or religious background.

The boy is only 6 but if the mother and judge have their way, he will be chemically castrated at the age of 8.

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https://www.infowars.com/us-court-pushes-chemical-castration-of-8-year-old/

Arkansas judge rules six farmers can spray controversial chemical

An Arkansas judge has ruled that six farmers in the state this summer can spray a weed killer made by Monsanto Co and BASF SE that was blamed for hurting millions of acres of U.S. crops last year.

The decision is the latest twist in the saga surrounding herbicides based on the chemical known as dicamba and immediately sparked concerns about the potential for more damage. Other states are also limiting sprayings of the herbicide, and farmers are suing its manufacturers over crop damage linked to its use last summer.

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https://ca.news.yahoo.com/arkansas-judge-rules-six-farmers-spray-controversial-chemical-020211912–finance.html

Germany Selling Iran Chemical Weapons

U.S. officials are increasingly alarmed by a congressional block on President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next ambassador to Germany, a holdup that comes as Berlin pursues a host of anti-Israel measures and is growing closer to Iran, according to multiple administration insiders who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

As Democrats in Congress continue to hold the nomination of Richard Grenell, a veteran Republican diplomat who was tapped by Trump to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to Germany, the post remains vacant, sparking concerns the United States is ceding leverage amid sensitive discussions regarding the future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal.

The vacancy also has left the United States with little voice to combat a series of anti-Israel efforts being pursued by the German government. Trump administration insiders are becoming increasingly fed-up with the block on Grenell, telling the Free Beacon that U.S. diplomats currently helming the post have been bungling critical national security priorities, including the Iran portfolio and recent efforts by Germany to sell Tehran sensitive equipment used by the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria to produce chemical weapons.

“The current leader of the embassy is not an ambassador,” said one senior U.S. official with direct knowledge of the situation, referring to Kent Logsdon, a former Obama administration official who is serving as the chargé d’affaires ad interim in Berlin.

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http://freebeacon.com/national-security/germany-selling-iran-chemical-weapons-tech-boosting-anti-israel-efforts-u-s-dems-block-trump-ambassador/

Oklahoma considers chemical castration for sex offenders

A Republican lawmaker is pushing to add Oklahoma to the list of states in which so-called chemical castration is an option for certain sex offenders, albeit an option that rarely gets used.

State Rep. Rick West, a first-term lawmaker from Heavener, said he filed the bill at the request of a constituent and that he fully intends to push for its passage, though it’s likely to face strong opposition, even in a conservative state with a tough-on-crime reputation.

If approved, Oklahoma would join at least seven other states that have laws allowing courts to order chemical treatments that reduce male testosterone for certain sex offenders, although experts say the punishment is rarely carried out and one described it as a “half fantasy” version of criminal justice.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/oklahoma-considers-chemical-castration-sex-offenders-143924906.html

Monsanto halts launch of chemical after users complain of rashes

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Monsanto Co put on hold the launch of a chemical designed to be applied to crop seeds on Wednesday following reports it causes rashes on people, in the latest instance of complaints about a company product that was approved by U.S. environmental regulators.

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https://ca.news.yahoo.com/monsanto-halts-launch-chemical-users-complain-rashes-010348833–finance.html