Measuring “Roundup” in the Great Barrier Reef

Measuring “Roundup” in the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists estimated the degradation time for glyphosate, an herbicide in “Roundup”, in the Great Barrrier Reef. This is the first study of the persistence of glyphosate in seawater.

Source: oceanbites.org/measuring-roundup-in-the-great-barrier-reef/

Health Risks of Asphalt Exposure

Asphalt contains many known toxins, so we should be aware of the risks to our health and our environment.

Studies have shown: “Road dust and other erosion fractions originating from slowly wearing-away asphalt roadways are considered one potential source of PAHs in the sediments of urban rivers and bays” and, “Asphalt in rivers and other natural waters may also slowly leach harmful compounds into the water.”

Asphalt paving chemicals that are known to be harmful may include:

  1. benzene (CAS number 71-43-2)
  2. ethylbenzene (CAS number 100-41-4)
  3. n-hexane (CAS number 110-54-3)
  4. hydrochloric acid (CAS number 7647-01-0)
  5. methanol (CAS number 67-56-1)
  6. napthalene (CAS number 91-20-3)
  7. phenanthrene (CAS number 85-01-8)
  8. 1,2,4-trimethyl benzene (CAS number 95-63-6)
  9. toluene (CAS number 108-88-3)
  10. xylene – mixed isomers (CAS number 1330-20-7)

The following chemicals are also found at SIC Code 2951 (Asphalt Paving Mixtures and Blocks) facilities but cannot be properly identified because they do not have CAS numbers:

  • Polycyclic aromatic compounds

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Studies: Health risk from toxic pavement sealant greater than previously believed

Studies: Health risk from toxic pavement sealant greater than previously believed

When you think of pollution, you might picture an industrial center like Camden, N.J., or Jersey City.

Source: investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/02/17/10428845-studies-health-risk-from-toxic-pavement-sealant-greater-than-previously-believed

 

 

Is Your Asphalt Driveway Toxic?

A troubling new report you need to see

Your driveway should feel like a safe haven. It’s a place where kids turn asphalt into a canvas for chalk-drawn sketches, the site of family games of hopscotch and hoops. But a first-of-its-kind risk assessment found a concerning connection between a popular type of asphalt sealant and an increased risk of cancer.

Is Your Driveway Toxic?

A troubling new report you need to see

Source: www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/chemicals-tar-sealants-associated-increased-cancer-risk

Which of Your Foods are Sprayed with Round Up Just 3 Days Before Harvest?

Which of Your Foods are Sprayed with Round Up Just 3 Days Before Harvest?

If your food isn’t certified organic, you’re consuming some toxic food. Want to know why? Monsanto’s Round Up ‘pre-harvest’ spraying guide meant for conventional farmers recommends that they spray crops just three days prior to harvest – and they don’t just mean on GMO crops. This means you’re likely consuming food which had been drenched in toxic pesticides.

Which of Your Foods are Sprayed with Round Up Just 3 Days Before Harvest?

Pollution

Pollution: More than half of the human population knows what is pollution, but we are still not ready to face its damaging consequences. Pollution is not only limited to water, soil and noise but has extended to light, visual, point and non-point sources. Human beings and their actions are majorly responsible for causing all types of pollution. Water pollution is essentially cause by oil spills, urban runoff and ocean dumping. Air pollution rises from burning of fossil fuels, hydraulic fracturing and gases emitted by vehicles. Water and soil pollution are majorly cause from industrial waste.

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What is Glyphosate?

What is Glyphosate?

Glyphosate (tradenames include Roundup©, Touchdown©, Rodeo©, and others) is an organic solid of odorless white crystals. It is a non-selective herbicide used on many food and non-food crops as well as non-crop areas such as roadsides. When applied at lower rates, it serves as a plant growth regulator. The most common uses include control of broadleaf weeds and grasses in: hay/pasture, soybeans, field corn; ornamentals, lawns, turf, forest plantings, greenhouses, rights-of-way. Glyphosate is currently the world’s best selling herbicide, used in more than 90 countries and on more than 150 crops. Glyphosate use in agriculture has tripled since 1997, largely due to the increasing popularity of Roundup Ready® crops (including corn and soybeans), which have been genetically modified to tolerate glyphosate. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set a drinking water Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 700 micrograms per liter for glyphosate.

https://toxics.usgs.gov/highlights/glyphosate02.html