Ebola Kills 41 in 'Very Dangerous' Outbreak as World Health Organization Calls for End to Violence in Congo

Ebola Kills 41 in 'Very Dangerous' Outbreak as World Health Organization Calls for End to Violence in Congo

The World Health Organization asked on Tuesday for violence to end in the war-torn northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where more than 100 armed groups and military forces are fighting, so that health workers can combat an Ebola outbreak that has killed 41 people. “We call on the warring parties for a cessation […]

Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical found in oat products, report says

Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical found in oat products, report says

Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group. Almost three-quarters of food samples tested showed higher glyphosate levels than what the group’s scientists believe to […]

Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup?

Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup?

Weed Killer in $289 Million Cancer Verdict Found in Oat Cereal and Granola Bars WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 By Alexis Temkin, Ph.D., Toxicologist Report by the numbers Conventional Organic Samples Tested 45 16 Glyphosate Detects 43 5 Detects Above EWG’s Health Benchmark (160 ppb) 31 0 Popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come […]

Judge Rules that Weed Killer Caused Cancer in Terminally Ill Man — Here's How to Limit Your Exposure

Judge Rules that Weed Killer Caused Cancer in Terminally Ill Man — Here's How to Limit Your Exposure

In a groundbreaking decision, a terminally ill California man won a $289 million settlement on Friday from the controversial chemical manufacturer Monsanto after a judge agreed that the company’s weed killer, Roundup, caused the man’s cancer. The lawsuit opens the floodgates for more litigation against Monsanto — which denies that the weed killer causes cancer […]

Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings? California Says No

Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings? California Says No

This includes mercury in the tooth fillings at the dentist’s office and phthalates in vinyl couch cushions. Toilet paper, flip-flops, dumbbells and frozen oysters have been cited for noncompliance. There are Prop 65 warning signs at Disneyland. Consumer activists praise the law as a public health service. It has helped push companies to remove or […]

Report: Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products

Report: Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products

Scott Barbour/Getty Images Scott Barbour/Getty Images NEW YORK — Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group. Almost three-quarters of food samples tested […]

India hastens to regulate GM food

India hastens to regulate GM food

India’s food safety watchdog has pledged to expedite regulations around foods that contain material from genetically modified (GM) organisms, after a study revealed widespread illegal sale of such products. India’s food safety law bars companies from selling GM products without an official permit. However, in the absence of a comprehensive regulatory mechanism, firms have been […]

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods

A new report found glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that some health authorities link to cancer, in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas and snack bars. Thirty-one […]

'This is a very dangerous outbreak': WHO chief 'worried' over Ebola in DRC, as experimental treatment begins

'This is a very dangerous outbreak': WHO chief 'worried' over Ebola in DRC, as experimental treatment begins

He added: “This still is an experimental vaccine. It doesn’t have a high volume of conclusive data. It’s important to follow patients up. The security constraints will certainly mean it’s difficult.” The WHO said on Tuesday that although it had started ring vaccinations, it is considering other strategies including more widespread vaccination of the estimated 1,200 people in […]

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