All HHRA News Posts

HHRA Commentary Recommends Four Steps to Fix Systemic Problems with Pesticide Regulation

Scientific uncertainty and controversy go hand-in-hand in our nation’s efforts to prevent adverse public health and environmental impacts from the pesticides applied by farmers, ranchers, foresters, landscapers, and groundskeepers. Significant progress has been made in the sciences supporting pesticide risk assessment and regulation. But serious gaps persist between real-world adverse …

HHRA Paper Quantifies Impact of Organic Farming on Pesticide Use and Dietary Risks

A new HHRA paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Agronomy reports significant impacts of organic farming systems on pesticide use and the risks stemming from pesticide residues on food. “Organic Farming Lessens Reliance on Pesticides and Promotes Public Health by Lowering Dietary Risks” was co-authored by HHRA Executive Director Chuck …

New, Comprehensive Study Demonstrates DNA Damage from Real-World Pesticide Exposure

HHRA research partners at King’s College in London and the Ramazzini Institute have published a new study that suggests that regulatory risk assessments may be missing the mark on pesticide health impacts. The study uses the latest multi-omics analytical methods – meaning that it looks at the impact from pesticide …

HHRA Partners with CTQ Lab in Quebec

HHRA is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Centre de toxicologie du Québec analytical laboratory, or CTQ. This world-renowned lab will process biological samples collected through HHRA’s medical research on the public health implications of pesticide exposure. For example, urine samples from moms and babies enrolled in our …

HHRA Research Partners Publish Groundbreaking Paper with New Insights on Glyphosate’s Impact to the Microbiome

This new study — the first to compare the toxicity of glyphosate to the widely used European Union (EU) Roundup formulation MON 52276 at doses that regulators claim to be safe — was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives on January 27, 2021. MON 52276 is the EU “representative” Roundup …

A Note From Our Executive Director

Welcome to the Heartland Health Reliance Alliance (HHRA). This NGO was started by the scientists and clinicians who designed, and are carrying out The Heartland Study (HS). The Heartland Study is a complex, large-scale, long-term public health research project. Its primary goal is to determine whether the substantial increase in …