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Chemicals and how we do or do not use them.

Jurors close to verdict in first-ever Roundup trial - as they decide whether to award $412 million to cancer-stricken groundsman who used the weedkiller 

Jurors close to verdict in first-ever Roundup trial that could give a man $412 million

The first-of-its-kind verdict has been delayed because jurors have askeD for clarification of 46-year-old Dewayne Johnson's timeline of his symptoms and testimony from his expert witness, a doctor. The fact that jurors are asking for this evidence could mean that they are focusing on whether his symptoms began as a result of him using product or were latent. Johnson, who worked a groundskeeper in Benicia, California , was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - a cancer that starts in the white bloods cells - in August 2014.

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Be interesting to see the outcome of this.

Yes.  I use the stuff so this is of concern.  Either way I'll be much more careful in future.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45152546

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

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Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.

In a landmark case, a Californian jury found that Monsanto knew its Roundup and RangerPro weedkillers were dangerous and failed to warn consumers.

It's the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging a glyphosate link to cancer.

Monsanto denies that glyphosate causes cancer and says it intends to appeal against the ruling.

"The jury got it wrong," vice-president Scott Partridge said outside the courthouse in San Francisco.

EU settles dispute over weedkiller glyphosateUK 'will support' pesticide banThe villagers who fear herbicides

The claimant in the case, groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, is among more than 5,000 similar plaintiffs across the US.

Correspondents say the California ruling is likely to lead to hundreds of other claims against Monsanto, which was recently bought by the German conglomerate Bayer AG.

Mr Johnson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2014. His lawyers said he regularly used a form of RangerPro while working at a school in Benicia, California.

For men using this product, always wash your hands before urinating. My father used roundup nearly every day in his job and had penile cancer. I was discussing this with a health professional a few years later, and was told "you are taught to wash your hands after going to the toilet when young, but there are so many nasty chemicals in this world now, you need to wash your hands before as well"

Washing hands will not do much, protective gear is the only thing you should do or just don't use it at all.

Stop using this horrid poison and use    SLASHER     it is organic and Aussie made --

 

https://ecoorganicgarden.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Slasher-Weedkiller-brochure.pdf

Thanks PlanB. Just checked it out ... sounds both reasonably safe and very effective. Active ingredient nonanoic acid, a fatty acid which occurs naturally as esters in the oil of pelargonium.

Available from Bunnings also.

Yes have heard of this before.

https://www.hunker.com/13427525/geraniums-as-insect-repellent

But my geraniums seem to have a big sign to some moth, that says 

'free board and lodgings'   I am always clearning the dead undergrowth out.

Husband does spray, but I prefer to pick the wigglies off by hand. 

I agree, round-up is killing more than just weeds.

US court orders a BAN on widely used pesticide linked to brain damage in babies and slams the Trump administration for endangering public health by keeping it on the market

 

Chlorpyrifos belongs to a family of organophosphate pesticides that are chemically similar to a chemical warfare agent developed by Nazi Germany before World War II

 

A coalition of US farmworkers and environmental groups sued last year after then-EPA chief Scott Pruitt reversed an Obama-era effort to ban chlorpyrifos.

Could arsenic be a miracle cure for cancer? Scientists say it had astonishing results when added to a leukemia drug 

A team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that a type of arsenic known as trioxide works with another drug - trans retinoic acid - to make chemotherapy more effective.

 

Phar Lap eventually paid the ultimate price, when this poison's benefits as a stimulant, were unfortunately administered once too often. 

A lot of these reports regarding medications are an eye opener.

Astonishing images reveal how two cancer patients have been left with cuts all over their fingers caused by side effects of drugs they have taken Cancer patients left with cuts on fingers caused by drug side effects

You could easily be forgiven for assuming these were the overworked hands of a labourer. Yet the cracks and cuts on this man's fingers (left) are not the result of grueling manual work. Instead, they were caused by drugs used to treat his cancer. And he wasn't alone, as doctors also documented the tale of a woman with cut-like lesions on her hands (right), also caused by EGFR inhibitors. Doctors in California were so intrigued by the side effects of both patients that they published the two tales in the prestigious BMJ Case Reports.

Monsanto is an evil company, they already know that glysophate will eventually be banned are have another chemical ready which is even worse, Dicamba.

http://www.trueactivist.com/monsanto-invests-billions-in-new-carcinogenic-herbicide-to-replace-roundup/

We are being exposed to far too many chemicals that are dangerous and cancer causing, it is in our food, our atmosphere, on our clothes, in our detergents, in our body care products, the list goes on. It is all about the dollar, cheap chemicals replacing natural products. Why are more and more children getting cancer, being born with defects, and the rise of cancers worldwide? Have a look at the history of fertilizers etc and see the rise of cancers since they were introduced.

So much brain cancer around these days -- and also other cancers -- what between the chemicals AND the radiation from all the tests and disasters -- we are screwed 

There are things you can do to minimize your risks PlanB, getting all the chemicals out of your home and off your body is a good start, and eating fruit and vegetables that will help protect your from toxins. We have to fight for a clean future for our children and their children, too much suffering in this world because people are just too greedy for money. I am signing petitions everyday, today was one about children from orphanges being used in slavery, (mainly Cambodia), yes slavery is rife in many countries.

Yes my late husband died of brain cancer after five years working in the pest control industry and coming home reeking of chemicals. You could smell him coming, laundry and his vehicle smelled the same.

No definitive proof that the chemicals triggered his brain lymphoma but dead within 18 months. Not good whatever the cause.

As for slavery Musicveg ... the modern statistics are just awful IMO.

Slavery and forced labour are alive and well unfortunately from what I can see. According to the International Labour Organization:

• At any given time in 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage.
• 1 in 4 victims of modern slavery are children.
• Women and girls are disproportionately affected by forced labour, accounting for 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry, and 58% in other sectors.

Source.

Yes, slavery is rife -- and the chemicals in our food and also our soil in which our food is grown in -- My Husband died of a very rare bone disease, died after working for a company that used chemicals he worked there for 25 years.

 

Yes it is greed that is ruining the planet -- they do ANYTHING for  $$$$$$

Sorry to hear of your husbands RnR and PlanB, Monsanto invests money into making sure there are no links to these cancers and disease. Doctors will call it a disease but it is actually poisoning. We need to start writing to people like Bunnings to get these nasty chemicals off the shelf and grow our own food where we can or support organic, farmers markets are cheaper than the shops sometimes. The next thing to worry about is GMO's, trials are being held all over Australia. www.ogtr.gov.au

We gear if asbestosis but you don't hear about the transparent splinters of the fibre glass!

People say fibre glass stinks!   It doesn't it is the Monsato resin that stinks.   I have had years of getting transparent splinters out of my skin.  I just hope I got them all out.      

But I did hate the resin stink, my late husband was reeking of it when he got home from a hard days work for years, but he passed away from a heart attack.   

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