Thirteen Years

Thirteen years ago today, Katherine died of a preventable disease after exposure to pesticides sprayed for mosquitoes without our knowledge or permission.  The evidence of that continues to accumulate.  But the evidence was sufficient when Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, long before she was born.  How much longer are we going to choose to poison our children? A00051

DDT Exposure In Utero Directly Linked to Breast Cancer Development Later in Life

(Beyond Pesticides, June 19, 2015) A new study directly links exposure to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) in utero to the development of breast cancer later in life. Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the study looked at data that were taken from a California program that evaluated samples from women during 1960s, when DDT use was popular. DDT is known to be an endocrine disruptor, and is linked to serious health effects. Although DDT has been banned for many years, residues still linger in certain areas of the U.S. and continue to cause environmental and health hazards....

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