Tell the EPA to Stop Poisoning Our Children!

According to a new study, oil and natural gas operations are contaminating surface and ground water with chemicals that wreak havoc on birth and growth hormones. Other recent reports show toxic levels of selenium contamination in the groundwater near fracking operations. This is leading to premature births. Other fracking chemicals cause decreased sperm counts and increased body, heart, and thymus weights, which means the chemicals attack multiple organ systems at once.

Glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide) has been linked to a wide spectrum of nasty health effects including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, bladder and colon cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, depression, and hormone disruption, to name just a few. Pesticide drift is a serious problem for communities in close proximity to the GE crop fields. Local residents report that when the spraying is underway, the wind can pick up the pesticide clouds and blow them into nearby residential neighborhoods, causing stinging eyes, headaches, and vomiting. Expectant mothers living within 500 meters of fields sprayed with organochlorine insecticides during early pregnancy were six times more likely to bear children with autism.

Tell the EPA to revoke their approval of glyphosate; consider pesticide drift as they continue to evaluate pesticides and herbicides for safety; and require independent analysis of the incredibly toxic chemicals being used in fracking instead of allowing fracking companies to hide under the “proprietary trade secret” banner.

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Please Stop Poisoning Our Children

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