We contend that human exposure to environmental contaminants is one of the reasons for increased pediatric cancer incidence in the United States. Part of the reason we chose pediatric cancers was because of the short latency period between exposure and onset of disease. [Assessment of Pediatric Cancer and Its Relationship to Environmental Contaminants: An Ecological Study in Idaho]WOTUS legislation seeks to give authority to the US Environmental Protection Agency to use some teeth and enforce the rights of people downstream to have clean water even from some sources that the US Geological Survey has already identified as impaired.
The objective of the study was to evaluate the associations between agricultural pesticide usage and cancer incidence among adults and children. The analysis was conducted in the 11 neighboring states in the western U.S. We collected the information on agricultural pesticide usage from the U.S. Geological Survey Pesticide National Synthesis Project database. The data on cancer incidence among adults and children were collected from the National Cancer Institute State Cancer Profiles. We find that the agricultural pesticide type, namely fumigants, are associated with the cancer incidence among adults and children in the western U.S. [Investigation of Relationships Between the Geospatial Distribution of Cancer Incidence and Estimated Pesticide Use in the U.S. West]
Also banned by the European Union are the organophosphate insecticides acephate and chlorpyrifos that can harm developing brains but the Trump Organization refused to block chlorpyrifos from being used on US produce.
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