Stop Poisoning Ourselves Archives

  • Apr 30, 2020 70

    EPA Approves Known Carcinogen

    Hint: it’s not glyphosate, but another cancer-causing herbicide. Action Alert! After sidestepping the normal public comment process, the EPA has approved a pesticide called isoxaflutole, which the agency has determined likely causes cancer, to be sprayed in 25 states. Nor is it the first time t...

  • Apr 23, 2020 120

    EPA Makes Pandemic Worse

    By kowtowing to industry, agency actions increase the risk of death from the COVID-19 virus. Action Alert! A recent Harvard study found that a small increase in soot air pollution is associated with a 15% increase in the COVID-19 death rate. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

  • Feb 27, 2020 33

    Glyphosate: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    A member of Big Food has committed to phasing out this dangerous chemical. But the fight is far from over. Action Alert! In late 2019, Kellogg’s committed to phasing out by 2025 wheat and oats on which farmers have used glyphosate as a drying agent. This is an important step towards a complete ...

  • Feb 6, 2020 22

    Wild Animals Have a Growing Drug Problem

    Drugs are often a danger to human health, but they are also destroying the environment. Action Alert! Many of us are aware of the dangers prescription drugs pose to human health through their side effects, but a new analysis raises the alarm about a problem that doesn’t typically receive a lot ...

  • Jan 23, 2020 8

    Are Environmental Toxins Causing Surge In Diabetes Among The Young?

    …according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But the establishment is looking in all the wrong places for the solution. Action Alert! The CDC report, which followed almost 6,000 people aged 12 to 34 from 2005 to 2016, demonstrates the shocking rise in pred...

  • Jan 2, 2020 49

    The Great Diabetes Lie

    Many of us are told that the development of diabetes is a personal failure. New research shows us why this couldn’t be more wrong. Action Alert! Intriguing research into the diabetes epidemic has shed new light on the main drivers behind this disease. Conventional wisdom tells us that sugar con...

  • Dec 5, 2019 34

    Parkinson’s, Paraquat and Produce

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is deciding whether to ban paraquat, a dangerous herbicide. Let’s make sure they do. Action Alert! The EPA is asking for public comment on its human health and ecological risk assessment for paraquat, a dangerous herbicide that is linked with Parkinson...

  • Aug 29, 2019 31

    Fluoride Dangers: New Evidence

    When will it be enough to convince policymakers to change course? Action Alert! A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics has linked fluoride exposure with lower IQ. This is the latest in a long line of studies demonstrating the dangers of water fluoridation, but policymakers are still refusing to...