Des LeauKaTerres, jeunes engagés, apportent leur soutien au maire anti-pesticides de Langoüet

Des ados parcourent 211 km à vélo pour aller soutenir l’arrêté de Daniel Cueff contre les pesticides près des habitations

“Leur association s’appelle “les leaukaterre“, autrement dit locataires de la terre, un jeu de mot qui dit tout. Cinq de ces jeunes de Riec-sur-Belon sont partis vendredi 16 août d’Hennebont dans le Morbihan pour rencontrer Daniel Cueff, maire de Langouët, qui s’oppose à l’utilisation des pesticides.”

Référence.

Vidéo publiée le 16 août 2019 par France 3 Bretagne.

  • Soutenez le maire de Langouët sur agirpourlenvironnement, sur change. ou sur mes opinions.
  • Pesticides. En Ille-et-Vilaine, le maire de Langouët tient tête à la préfète de Bretagne, ouest-france, 25/06/2019. Lire la réponse du maire.
  • Daniel Cueff, le maire breton qui invente le village de l’après-pétrole, Le Monde, 19 juin 2019.
  • Arrêté contre les pesticides en Bretagne. C’est le tribunal administratif qui devra trancher, ouest-france, 11/06/2019.
  • Bretagne. La préfecture demande au maire de Langouët de retirer son arrêté contre les pesticides, ouest-france, 11/06/2019.
  • Pesticides à Langouët : un arrêté discutable mais une opportunité, selon la Conf’paysanne, ouest-france, 04/06/2019.
  • Langouët, village breton 100 % écolo, veut interdire les pesticides, ouest-france, 23/05/2019.
  • Ille-et-Vilaine. Le maire de Langouët interdit les pesticides près des habitations, ouest-france, 18/05/2019.

The Myth of Scientific Objectivity

Dr. Terence Kealey during a CrossFit Health event on March 9, 2019

“I think there is a vast myth that scientists are somehow objective and honest.”

~Dr. Terence Kealey~

Kealey is a former vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham, a professor of clinical biochemistry, a scholar affiliated with the Cato Institute, and author of the book Breakfast Is a Dangerous Meal. During his presentation, he discussed the myth of scientific objectivity, drawing examples widely from history as well as his personal experiences within many of the most reputable scientific institutions.

Video published on 12 Aug 2019. Reference. Full transcript.

Primodos survivors take on drugs firm

Primodos: Firms and govt face legal action over claims pregnancy drug ‘damaged babies’, Sky News, Aug 2019

“Parents who say their babies were damaged by a pregnancy test drug have warned manufacturers and the government that they are preparing to take legal action.”

Primodos, a pregnancy test drug, has led to a decades-long campaign by parents and children who claim it has caused a range of devastating birth defects.

In 2017, Sky News revealed how documents were destroyed and information withheld about the drug that may have deformed and killed babies in the womb.

Now, parents who say their babies were damaged by the drug have warned manufacturers and the government they are preparing to take legal action.

Lawyers representing more than 200 claimants accuse two drug companies and UK regulators of putting patients at risk.

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Soutenez Daniel Cueff, maire courageux, contre les pesticides à proximité des habitations

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.”

~Margaret Mead~

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.

  • Soutenez le maire de Langouët sur agirpourlenvironnement, sur change. ou sur mes opinions.
  • Pesticides. En Ille-et-Vilaine, le maire de Langouët tient tête à la préfète de Bretagne, ouest-france, 25/06/2019. Lire la réponse du maire.
  • Daniel Cueff, le maire breton qui invente le village de l’après-pétrole, Le Monde, 19 juin 2019.
  • Arrêté contre les pesticides en Bretagne. C’est le tribunal administratif qui devra trancher, ouest-france, 11/06/2019.
  • Bretagne. La préfecture demande au maire de Langouët de retirer son arrêté contre les pesticides, ouest-france, 11/06/2019.
  • Pesticides à Langouët : un arrêté discutable mais une opportunité, selon la Conf’paysanne, ouest-france, 04/06/2019.
  • Langouët, village breton 100 % écolo, veut interdire les pesticides, ouest-france, 23/05/2019.
  • Ille-et-Vilaine. Le maire de Langouët interdit les pesticides près des habitations, ouest-france, 18/05/2019.

T-shaped uterus and subtle uterine variances

A need for reliable criteria, Fertility and Sterility, August 2019

Abstract

The ASRM Class VII, the ESHRE/ESGE Class U1, and the T-shaped uterus have a uniquely interesting history. The T-shaped uterus was first described as a diethylstilbestrol– (DES-) related congenital uterine anomaly based on findings from hysterosalpingography by Kaufman in 1977. Together with two similar morphologic forms of the uterus—constricting bands in the uterine cavity and a widening of the lower two-thirds of the uterus—this was included as a separate class of DES-related anomalies by the Buttram and Gibbons 1979 classification, and its further modification—the American Fertility Society classification.

In 2013, ESHRE/ESGE singled out a subtle uterine variance with a thickened lateral wall and a T-shaped uterus. As a result, the diagnosis of subtle uterine variances has increased with the designation of a T-shaped uterus or dysmorphic uterus and surgical repair is offered to enhance fertility. However, there is insufficient evidence to offer it in daily practice even in women with recurrent pregnancy loss, where historically metroplasty of the T-shaped uterus is rarely reported and its surgical correction is always questionable.

In this issue Alonso Pacheco et al. present a nicely done video using three-dimensional ultrasound and hysteroscopy in three cases of what they believe is a T-shaped uterus that is representative in distinguishing three of its subclasses. The authors used three-dimensional ultrasound and hysteroscopy to suggest that T-shaped uterus can be subclassified as T-shaped, Y-shaped, or I-shaped uterus. However, the division still remains arbitrary based on subjective impression of the presence of thickened wall and letter-shaped uterine cavities in these conditions. Discussion.

The shocking truth behind the widely used drug sodium valproate

Inside Out London, 22.01.2018 Full Version

We expose the government documents that we obtained concerning Sodium Valproate and the defect risk when taken during pregnancy and the worrying transgenerational link it will affect our grand children.

In a special edition of Inside Out London, Tarah Welsh investigates the shocking truth behind an anti-epilepsy drug which has harmed thousands of children. She uncovers new medical evidence suggesting that birth defects caused by the drug could be passed down through generations of the same family. Archives.

Strong associations between exposure to outdoor air contaminants and pediatric asthma in urban areas

Air Pollution and Pediatric Asthma, Collaborative on Health and the Environment, 2019

Listen to Dr. Michael Brauer and Dr. Erika Garcia giving an overview of their recent studies, which both demonstrated strong associations between exposure to outdoor air contaminants and pediatric asthma in urban areas. Reference.

Air pollution has been linked to the increased prevalence of pediatric asthma and reduced lung function growth in children. Children are more vulnerable to environmental contaminants including air pollution. They breathe more air per body weight than adults and their lungs and immune system are still developing. A number of studies have also shown that in utero exposure may be associated with the later development of pediatric asthma.

Current uses of BPA are safe – Not

Getting a Clear View : Lessons From The CLARITY-BPA Study, 2019

Listen to Dr. Laura Vandenberg, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, analyses The CLARITY-BPA study. Reference.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is produced in high volume and is still in use in a variety of products globally. Many independent, academic studies have demonstrated an association between exposure to BPA and multiple adverse health outcomes including endocrine-disrupting end-points. However, studies included in regulatory risk assessments have been cited as evidence that current uses of BPA are safe.

The U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Toxicology Program (NTP), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sought to address these disparities in scientific findings and put together the Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity, otherwise known as CLARITY-BPA.

Glyphosate, Epigenetics and Transgenerational Inheritance of Disease

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.

Abstract

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.

Chemicals, pesticides, microplastics added to supermarket food

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.