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Slew of banned pesticides approved in Brazil under Bolsonaro

Three weedkillers approved this year contain Atrazine, which chemically castrates frogs

Attempt to weaken EU pesticides rules ‘could increase cancer risk’

Critics say efforts by European Commission to water down endocrine disruptor regulations are ‘clear violation of its duty to protect humans, animals and the environment’

UK faces 'chemical chaos' after Brexit, union warns

UK is ‘moving from a situation where we are a key player in all of this to an almost passive bystander with much less control over what goes onto the shelves’, says Prospect chief

Belgium admits it knew about contaminated Dutch eggs in June

Aldi recalled millions of eggs in Germany after tests showed the possibility of Fipronil contamination, although it says British stores unaffected

Sperm counts in West plunge by 60% as ‘modern life’ harms men

Pesticides, hormone-disrupting chemicals, diet, stress, smoking and obesity have all been suggested as possible reasons behind the dramatic declines but experts say more research is urgently needed