Agricultural Toxins Affecting Waterways, Physical and Mental Health

The environment and our well-being are more connected than you think — here's how agricultural toxins are affecting our waterways AND our physical and mental health.

Dead zones are areas of deep water where dissolved oxygen is too low for most sea creatures to survive.

One of the biggest contributors to human-caused dead zones is chemical fertilizer runoff from farmed land. Researchers are focusing on glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicides, to understand how dead zones pose a risk to ecological systems as well as human health.

Dr. Zach Bush, an endocrinologist, advocates for more farmers to adopt regenerative farming, which rejects the use of chemical fertilizers.

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