More than half of the commercial glyphosate sprayed in California is applied in the state’s eight most impoverished counties.

glypA new report released by the California ’s Office of Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) specified that the agency intends to list and three other chemicals as a cancer-causing chemicals under California’s Safe and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).

is one of the most pervasive herbicides in use globally and its components have been genetically engineered to be included in herbicide resistant . A new study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has released a report classifying it as a carcinogen specifying that that there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity based on current existing laboratory studies. IARC’s classification has placed in the “probable” carcinogen 2A group and claims that is not safe as touted by Monsanto who sells the product as Roundup.

The IARC has highlighted that caused DNA and chromosomal damage in human and additional epidemiologic studies have found that exposure to is significantly associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL).

A new study released by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for , El Quinto Sol de America, Californians for Pesticide Reform, the Center for Food Safety and the Pesticide Action Network revealed that more than half of the commercial sprayed in California is applied in the state’s eight most impoverished counties.

The report, titled “Lost in the Mist: How Use Disproportionately Threatens California’s Most Impoverished Counties”, determined that spraying in California occurs in eight counties with a predominantly low income and minority population. Fifty-four percent of all sprayed in California occurs in these counties.

“We’ve uncovered a disturbing trend where poor and minority communities disproportionately live in regions where is sprayed,” said Nathan Donley, Ph.D., a staff scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “In high doses is dangerous to people, and California can’t, in good conscience, keep allowing these communities to pay the price for our overreliance on pesticides.”

Previous studies have linked long-term exposure to in to adverse impacts on health of liver and kidneys. A new study has emerged which has analyzed the rate of chronic disease in the United States and the corresponding use in pesticides. The research findings link the use of to diabetes, obesity, lipoprotein metabolism disorder, Alzheimer’s, senile dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and autism.

The study highlights the cost associated with chronic disease such as diabetes, estimated at $116 billion dollars in 2007.Estimated costs related to obesity were $147 billion in 2008 and cardiovascular diseases and stroke were $475.3 billion in 2009. expenditures in the US totaled 2.2 trillion dollars in 2007.

The research consisted of searching US government databases for GE crop data, application data and disease epidemiological data. analyses were then performed on a total of 22 diseases in these time-series data sets. The Pearson coefficients obtained as a result of the study are highly significant (< 10-5) between applications and hypertension (R = 0.923), stroke (R = 0.925), diabetes prevalence (R = 0.971), diabetes incidence (R = 0.935), obesity (R = 0.962), lipoprotein metabolism disorder (R = 0.973), Alzheimer’s (R = 0.917), senile dementia (R = 0.994), Parkinson’s (R = 0.875), multiple sclerosis (R = 0.828), autism (R = 0.989), inflammatory bowel disease (R = 0.938), intestinal infections (R = 0.974), end stage renal disease (R = 0.975), acute kidney failure (R = 0.978), cancers of the thyroid (R = 0.988), liver (R = 0.960), bladder (R = 0.981), pancreas (R = 0.918), kidney (R = 0.973) and myeloid leukaemia (R = 0.878). The Pearson coefficients are highly significant (< 10-4) between the percentage of GE corn and soy planted in the US and hypertension (R = 0.961), stroke (R = 0.983), diabetes prevalence (R = 0.983), diabetes incidence (R = 0.955), obesity (R = 0.962), lipoprotein metabolism disorder (R = 0.955), Alzheimer’s (R = 0.937), Parkinson’s (R = 0.952), multiple sclerosis (R = 0.876), hepatitis C (R = 0.946), end stage renal disease (R = 0.958), acute kidney failure (R = 0.967), cancers of the thyroid (R = 0.938), liver (R = 0.911), bladder (R = 0.945), pancreas (R = 0.841), kidney (R = 0.940) and myeloid leukaemia (R = 0.889).

Source
http://foodexposed.co.za/chronic-disease-linked-to--based-pesticides/
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/pesticides_reduction/pdfs/LostInTheMist.pdf

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