Paraquat: a Non-Selective Killer with a Dark Past
Many Americans first heard of paraquat in the mid 1970s* when it was used to poison marijuana plants. The paraquat-laced cannabis was then sold to unwitting people. Many unlucky smokers inhaled the poison and
Paraquat linked to Parkinson’s Disease
Paraquat was linked to Parkinson’s disease in a study released in 2011. The Farming and Movement Evaluation (FAME) study* examined the relationship between Parkinson’s disease and exposure to pesticides toxic to nerve tissue.  FAME
EPA’s Own Scientists mistrust EPA’s assessments of chemicals
The Environmental Protection Agency’s own scientists mistrust the EPA’s assessments of chemicals (such as those found in pesticides like chlorpyrifos). A majority of U.S. EPA scientists say they don’t trust the agency’s senior leaders.
EPA proposes new Chlorpyrifos Pesticide measures
EPA plan could reduce health risks of toxic pesticide The EPA now proposes new pesticide measures. The EPA has unveiled an apparent plan to keep the insecticide chlorpyrifos on the US market, but with
Lawsuit seeks Justice for Calif. Family harmed by Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues to ignore its own scientists’ chlorpyrifos findings, several lawsuits against the pesticide’s maker are being filed in central California. On of the first of these lawsuits was
Salinas, Calif. Office opens for Pesticide Lawsuits
Matthews & Associates Law Firm has opened a new office in Salinas, Calif. to handle pesticide lawsuits. It is the second California office the firm has opened since it established a branch in Chico,
California bans Pesticide linked to Brain Damage
California has banned a pesticide liked to brain damage and other harms to children. Chlorpyrifos pesticide has been linked to brain damage in children and other health problems for at least 20 years. By
Dow Chemical Pesticide Data fooled EPA
Dow Chemical company fooled the EPA for years with falsified data. U.S. regulators relied on the data provided by Dow to clear the company for continued sales of the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. The false
Senate Bill would Ban Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
(April 1, 2020) Several U.S. senators last March introduced legislation to protect the health and safety of children, farm workers, and families across the country from a dangerous nerve agent found on fruits and
Dow will stop making brain-damaging pesticide
 (Feb. 10, 2020) – Dow Chemical says it will stop making the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos. The chemical giant attributes the move to a downturn in demand for the poison, which is highly controversial, to
Why is Chlorpyrifos Pesticide not Banned?
EPA scientists say chlorpyrifos  pesticide is unsafe at any level; so why is it not banned? (Jan. 17, 2020) – Chlorpyrifos pesticide is known by our government to be both clearly dangerous and widely
Trump unleashes Brain Damaging Pesticide
  (December 30, 2019) – We know that "Trump unleashes brain damaging pesticide" sounds "over the top." It's also true. We know that a popular pesticide – chlorpyrifos – damages brains. We know that