Stop Poisoning Ourselves Archives

  • 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...

  • Jun 20, 2019 4

    Deadliest Drugs

    Antipsychotics: Kids in foster care with behavior problems are being given two antipsychotic drugs at once, according to the study. The drugs include Risperdal, Seroquel, and Zyprexa (and if you want to see something terrifying, just look at the list of Zyprexa’s side effects!). The drugs were de...

  • May 28, 2019 9

    Courts Making Bayer/Monsanto Pay for Their Poison

    Juries are awarding victims of glyphosate with massive amounts in damages. We’ve been reporting for years on the negative health effects of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Roundup herbicide. While world bodies like the World Health Organization say that glyphosate is a “p...

  • May 10, 2019 2

    Fracking Ourselves to Death

    What a decade of research says about the health consequences of fracking. A new study looking at ten years of fracking research, including several hundred studies, has found that the drilling practice is linked to preterm births, high-risk pregnancies, asthma, migraines, fatigue, nasa...

  • May 10, 2019 1

    Court to EPA: Stop Stalling

    …on a decision to ban a brain-damaging pesticide. A federal court has ordered the EPA to decide by mid-July whether to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide that has been linked to neurodevelopmental effects in children. Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate, which were chemicals de...

  • Mar 28, 2019 0

    Chemical Industry Pay-to-Play Regulation Threatens Public Health

    User fees create a regulatory system ripe for corruption. Action Alert! We at ANH-USA have written many times before about how the FDA is beholden to the pharmaceutical industry: through drug user fees, Big Pharma pays the FDA to review its products, giving the FDA a bias towards the ...

  • Mar 14, 2019 0

    Fracking Fluid Used to Irrigate Organic Crops

    A loophole in organic regulations means we’re eating more dangerous chemicals. Action Alert! Oil and gas wastewater is contaminating our crops—even some organic crops. Worse, we don’t even know all of the chemicals that we are eating, since the cocktails companies use in their o...

  • Feb 28, 2019 0

    Diapers and Menstrual Pads Laced with Toxic Chemicals

    Presence of endocrine disrupting chemicals in most brands is a major hazard. Action Alert! A new report highlighted by Environmental Health News demonstrates that most diapers and menstrual pads contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and phthalates, endangering millions of babies and seniors w...

  • Feb 28, 2019 0

    We Can No Longer Rely on Organic Standard

    The USDA’s organics program has been taken over by corporate interests; it’s time to fight back. Action Alert! Consumers looking for clean, healthy food have for years turned to foods with the USDA’s organic seal. This seal is understood to mean that the food has been grown in accor...