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Pesticides in the womb: New research shows how the Bhopal gas disaster is still destroying lives

If the victims were not impoverished, disempowered Indians, the Bhopal disaster would probably be on the lips of every human being alive to this day.

People who were in utero during the Bhopal disaster “report decades later to have higher rates of cancer, higher rates of disability precluding employment, and lower levels of education.

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A shocking lawsuit says Tylenol caused birth defects. It’s possible — but the science isn’t settled

The pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of Tylenol, is in the hot seat as it faces more than 100 lawsuits from families alleging that the ubiquitous pain relief medication can cause autism, ADHD, and other developmental disorders in unborn children when taken by pregnant women. 

The claims, if proven, would be a shocking twist for acetaminophen, the generic name of the drug in Tylenol, which is on a short list of medicines considered “essential” by the World Health Organization....

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