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There seems to be a consistent link between Parkinson’s Disease and pesticide exposure, although there are more factors to developing Parkinson’s than just pesticides. Generally, exposure to pesticides ups your risk by about 58%, but some pesticides could more than double your risk. And that’s not including other potential health hazards pesticides may present. While […]

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Last year was one of the biggest years of West Nile Virus symptoms ever, and this year is expected to be near as bad. Among mosquitoes, West Nile virus is already an epidemic, so it’s falling to city officials to help control mosquito populations, get the public informed, and make sure the epidemic doesn’t spread […]

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Ria Chhabra, now a Texas high schooler, started research on organic vs. conventional fruit in middle school. Since then, she’s been published, won science fairs, and continued her research. One of her studies used fruit flies to look at the health benefits of organic and conventional fruits. For measures of longevity, fertility, and stress resistance, […]

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It’s currently estimated that 1 in 13 kids has a food allergy—whether that be a wheat allergy (Celiac Disease), peanut allergy, or whatever. And that number continues to rise. Now, a study has tied pesticides, herbicides, and certain germicides to the development of food allergies. (Previously, insecticides were tied to lower IQ in children). Avoiding […]

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