Paradoxalement, un maire a pris un risque juridique en protégeant ses administrés
“Ne doutez jamais qu’un petit groupe de personnes peuvent changer le monde. En fait, c’est toujours ainsi que le monde a changé.”
Le 18 mai dernier, Daniel Cueff, maire de Langouët en Bretagne a signé un arrêté interdisant l’épandage de pesticides “à une distance inférieure à 150 m de toute parcelle cadastrale comprenant un bâtiment à usage d’habitation ou professionnel“. Un mois plus tard, la préfecture de Bretagne a fait savoir qu’elle souhaitait casser cette décision.
Vidéo publiée le 08.08.2019 par agir pour l’environnement.
Nous sommes en 2019 après JC. Tous les villages gaulois sont contaminés par les pesticides…
Tous ? Non ! Le village de Langouët (35) a pris un arrêté interdisant l'utilisation des pesticides à moins de 150m des habitations.
Assessment of Glyphosate Induced Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Pathologies and Sperm Epimutations: Generational Toxicology, 2019
Listen to Dr. Eric Nilsson, Research Assistant Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University, presenting a recent study investigating exposure to the herbicide glyphosate in rats. The study found that the exposed rats’ subsequent grand-offspring and un-exposed great grand-offspring had higher rates of disease. Reference.
Ancestral environmental exposures to a variety of factors and toxicants have been shown to promote the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of adult onset disease. One of the most widely used agricultural pesticides worldwide is the herbicide glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine), commonly known as Roundup. There are an increasing number of conflicting reports regarding the direct exposure toxicity (risk) of glyphosate, but no rigorous investigations on the generational actions. The current study using a transient exposure of gestating F0 generation female rats found negligible impacts of glyphosate on the directly exposed F0 generation, or F1 generation offspring pathology. In contrast, dramatic increases in pathologies in the F2 generation grand-offspring, and F3 transgenerational great-grand-offspring were observed. The transgenerational pathologies observed include prostate disease, obesity, kidney disease, ovarian disease, and parturition (birth) abnormalities. Epigenetic analysis of the F1, F2 and F3 generation sperm identified differential DNA methylation regions (DMRs). A number of DMR associated genes were identified and previously shown to be involved in pathologies. Therefore, we propose glyphosate can induce the transgenerational inheritance of disease and germline (e.g. sperm) epimutations. Observations suggest the generational toxicology of glyphosate needs to be considered in the disease etiology of future generations.
The Honest Supermarket – What’s Really in Our Food ?
Can we trust our supermarkets to tell us the truth about what we are buying and how it was produced ?
For every pound we spend on food shopping, 77p goes to the supermarkets, giving them a huge influence over what we eat. Do their profits come first ?
In an experiment to discover the hidden truths about our everyday foods, Horizon has built the first ever truly ‘honest supermarket’. Drawing on the latest scientific research and leading experts from across the UK, the team have built a supermarket where the products are labelled with the real story of how they are produced and their effect on us and the environment. We invite the British public to come in and discover the truth about their favourite foods. And in our on-site lab, new scientific discoveries reveal the food facts the supermarkets aren’t telling you.
Presented by Dr Hannah Fry and dietician Priya Tew, The Honest Supermarket takes a cold hard look at what’s really going on with the food we eat. From new research that reveals you’re likely to be ingesting plastic particles along with your bottled water to the lab tests that uncover the disturbing truth about just how old your ‘fresh’ supermarket fish really is…
You’ll never look at the food on your supermarket shelves in the same way again says BBC2 Horizon, Jul 2019.
Definitely recommend a watch of this Horizon programme via @BBCTwo ahead of your next ‘big shop’. Pesticides, microplastics, the myth of the ‘natural’ and even putting wine in heavier bottles! Good advice from @PAN_UK too. #edcfreehttps://t.co/NvjamweiAT
A systematic review of the public health risks of bioaerosols from intensive farming
A recent review by he found evidence of respiratory problems in farm workers and raised concerns about exposure for people living close to intensive livestock farms, including some evidence of increased asthma in children, The Guardian reports.
Population growth, increasing food demands, and economic efficiency have been major driving forces behind farming intensification over recent decades. However, biological emissions (bioaerosols) from intensified livestock farming may have the potential to impact human health. Bioaerosols from intensive livestock farming have been reported to cause symptoms and/or illnesses in occupational-settings and there is concern about the potential health effects on people who live near the intensive farms. As well as adverse health effects, some potential beneficial effects have been attributed to farm exposures in early life. The aim of the study was to undertake a systematic review to evaluate potential for adverse health outcomes in populations living near intensive livestock farms.
Material and methods
Two electronic databases (PubMed and Scopus) and bibliographies were searched for studies reporting associations between health outcomes and bioaerosol emissions related to intensive farming published between January 1960 and April 2017, including both occupational and community studies. Two authors independently assessed studies for inclusion and extracted data. Risk of bias was assessed using a customized score.
38 health studies met the inclusion criteria (21 occupational and 1 community study measured bioaerosol concentrations, 16 community studies using a proxy measure for exposure). The majority of occupational studies found a negative impact on respiratory health outcomes and increases in inflammatory biomarkers among farm workers exposed to bioaerosols. Studies investigating the health of communities living near intensive farms had mixed findings. All four studies of asthma in children found increased reported asthma prevalence among children living or attending schools near an intensive farm. Papers principally investigated respiratory and immune system outcomes.
The review indicated a potential impact of intensive farming on childhood respiratory health, based on a small number of studies using self-reported outcomes, but supported by findings from occupational studies. Further research is needed to measure and monitor exposure in community settings and relate this to objectively measured health outcomes.
The Cross-border investigation on chlorpyrifos was initiated by Investigative Reporting Denmark and Danwatch, and made in collaboration with journalists from Knack in Belgium, Le Monde in France, Dagbladet in Norway, Newsweek in Poland, Ostro in Slovenia, El Confidential in Spain and The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting in US. The investigation was supported by Journalismfund.eu.
UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, 2017
Video published on 18 Apr 2019 by the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment.
The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE)’s mission is to create a healthier environment for human reproduction and development through advancing scientific inquiry, clinical care and health policies that prevent exposures to harmful chemicals in our environment.
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, with Tracey Woodruff, Ph.D., Mar 2019
How am I exposed to chemicals?
What are prenatal exposures?
How can I reduce my own personal exposures?
What more can I do to help make a change?
Featuring BCPP Science Advisory Panel member Tracey Woodruff, Ph.D., Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, University of California, San Francisco, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF
📽️NEW VIDEO OUT: Behind the Science! Our Science Advisory Panel experts give the facts straight up, break down complex issues & reveal insights on prevention topics that matter to you. Watch Ep.1 adult+prenatal exposures ft. scientist Tracey Woodruff PhD:https://t.co/fH4ty7cVZIpic.twitter.com/MnRVVf4B47
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It's not just #glyphosate but the mix of chemicals in formulated #Roundup herbicides: "Monsanto admits it has never done any long term studies on these formulated products, and the EPA admits that it's never required any long term studies." @careygillamhttps://t.co/6zrhEXh4D1