This website will provide access to all project work products and data sources. In addition, we will post scientific papers, presentations, and news and commentaries by the scientific team members as part of project activities.
Dr. Philip Landrigan was invited to write a commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine in which he reviews known research on subclinical toxicity of long-term exposure to pesticides. In his piece entitled “Pesticides and Human Reproduction” he recommends that “we need to overcome the strident objections of the pesticide manufacturing industry, recognize the hidden costs of deregulation, and strengthen requirements for both premarket testing of new pesticides, as well as postmarketing surveillance of exposed populations— exactly as we do for another class of potent, biologically active molecules—drugs.”
Dr. Paul Winchester from our science team and his research partners released an important paper reporting on initial biomonitoring results in pregnant women in Indiana. They found glyphosate residues in the urine of 93% of the pregnant women sampled, and a link between a glyphosate urine levels and shortened gestational length (Parvez et al., 2018).
Science Team Members, CEHN Research Conference: April 6-7, 2017, Washington, D.C., “Will Rising Herbicide use in the Midwest Raise Reproductive Risks?” – full size, 2 slides per page, or by presenter:
- Dr. James Roberts, “Introduction to Herbicides and Birth Outcomes in the Midwest,” full size or 4 slides per page
- Charles Benbrook, PhD, “Introduction to Herbicides and Birth Outcomes in the Midwest,” full size or 2 slides per page
- Melissa Perry, PhD, “Insights from Past Research,” full size or 2 slides per page
- Dr. Paul Winchester, “Emerging Science and Birth Center Challenges,” full size or 2 slides per page
- Melissa Perry, PhD, “What Is Known About the Human Health Effects of Neonicotinoid Pesticides?,” Presentation at 2017 CEHN Research Conference, full size or 2 slides per page
- Dr. Charles Benbrook traveled to Iowa in May 2018 to share two new dynamic presentations with Midwestern audiences:
- “Keynote Address: Coping with Chemical Trespass on a Grand Scale: Emerging Public Health Challenges,” Pesticides and Public Health in Iowa: 2018 Networking Meeting, May 14, 2018, Iowa City, IA
- “Managing Weeds for Healthy Kids: Emerging Challenges for Physicians, Families, and Farmers,” organized by the University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education, the Drake Agricultural Law Center, and the Pesticide Action Network North America, at the Farwell T. Brown Auditorium, May 15, 2018, Ames, IA (Click here for video version)