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Rising Pesticide Sales in Brazil Appears to Correlate with Colon Cancer Mortality Rates

Agriculture is the largest sector within the Brazilian economy, and the tropical nation is now the largest pesticide consumer worldwide. Research recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Chemosphere explores whether rising pesticide use is driving dramatic, recent increases in the rate of colon cancer cases in many parts of Brazil. This epidemiology study used pesticide use databases […]

Pesticides and Cancer Risks

Most pesticides are highly toxic chemicals, they have to be in order to perform their essential function of killing pests. Toxicity studies, including carcinogenicity research, are required as part of the registration process for any chemical, including pesticides.  However, the seriously flawed system for regulating chemicals in the U.S. means that companies get to submit […]