Friday, May 22, 2009

Study: Homeowners use more pesticides than farmers...And More

Denmark has a low usage of pesticides
Farming UK - Brighouse,England,UK
New results show that the use of pesticides in Denmark is markedly lower than in several of our neighbouring countries. This also means it will be difficult ...
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Taming toxic lawns
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide - Ketchum,ID,USA
Homeowners represent the only growth sector of the US pesticide market, as agricultural uses of these chemicals are declining. The pesticide application ...
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Pesticides Off Limits
CKFR - Kelowna,BC,Canada
Using pesticide on your garden, lawn or driveway in Kelowna will get you an unfriendly visit from the by-law officer. It is now illegal to use chemical ...
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City gets bugs out of pesticide proposal
Peace Arch News - White Rock,British Columbia,Canada
While the city stopped using cosmetic pesticides at its parks and facilities in 2001 the new bylaw effectively bans such pesticide use on both city and ...
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Massive Effort Needed to Save Bat Species From Extinction
Center for Biological Diversity (press release) - Tucson,AZ,USA
Increased use of pesticides on farms may result from the bat die-off. “Action is needed now to stop white-nose syndrome from wiping out our bats,” said ...
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Marine Mammals' Brains Exposed To Hazardous Cocktail of Pesticides ...
Science Daily (press release) - USA
His analyses include many of the chemicals that environmental watchdog groups call the dirty dozen, a collection of particularly ubiquitous pesticides that ...
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Studies Reveal Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy Increases ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
A synthesis of over 150 scientific studies, TOC report "That First Step: Organic Food and a Healthier Future" reveals that exposure to pesticides during ...
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Owls replace pesticides in Israel
BBC News - UK
In Israel, where there is a drive to reduce the use of toxic chemical pesticides, this has been turned into a government-funded national programme. ...
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Aid Available For Shift To Organic Farming
CattleNetwork.com - Overland Park,KS,USA
(AP) — The US Department of Agriculture is giving farmers more time to apply for grants that can help them shift from traditional to organic production. ...
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Ventura County group joins suit over state's pesticide rules
Ventura County Star - Camarillo,CA,USA
By From staff reports A coalition of environmental and public health groups sued the California Department of Pesticide Regulation this week claiming the ...
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Bird-killing pesticide facing a ban in Canada
Globe and Mail - Canada
A toxic agricultural pesticide blamed for killing up to 100 million birds a year in North America and for poisoning lions in Africa, is facing a proposed ...
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State Wants Pet Stores To Explain Pesticide Dangers To Pet Owners
Boston Channel.com - MA, USA
BOSTON -- The state's top consumer advocate said pet stores need to do more to educate consumers about the dangers of flea and tick pesticides for pets. ...
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Study: Homeowners use more pesticides than farmers
SmartBrief - Washington,DC,USA
Homeowners apply up to 10 times more pesticides than farmers, according to a recent study by Virginia Tech. As the agricultural use of pesticides declines, ...
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More enforcement needed for pesticide spray regulations
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 413 words
Karen Griffin - Judie Squires says someone needs to patrol the companies that spray residential areas for pesticides because she's observed nine violations of the Environmental Protection Act in her Paradise neighborhood alone


Spray woes: Province falling down on monitoring pesticides
The Telegram (St. John's) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 253 words
Judie Squires - environment to become poisoned? A temporary ban on all residential pesticides has to be put into place, to protect us, our wildlife and our environment as a whole. Judie Squires Paradise


Government lax on cosmetic pesticide regulation: advocate
The Telegram (St. John's) - 08-28-2004 - 613 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic the province will ban cosmetic use


Woman doesn't expect cosmetic pesticide ban any time soon
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - 08-30-2004 - 712 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic that the province will ban the


Province lagging behind in pesticide control
The Telegram (St. John's) - 09-04-2005 - 496 words
Squires, Judie - it to do is to prohibit the cosmetic use of synthetic pesticides altogether in order to protect our citizens and the environment. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


The two sides to pesticide use
The Telegram (St. John's) - 07-16-2006 - 781 words
Judie Squires - health of your families. When Canada's most respected health authorities tell us pesticides threaten our health, we should all be listening. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


Inquiry implicates BTk
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 353 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - of trees. The live spores can be inhaled by humans and animals exposed to BT. Judie Squires, secretary of the Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, says despite claims that


Delayed pesticide laws 'disappointing'
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 833 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - at the end of this year. These products will only be sold to certified dealers. Judie Squires, secretary of the newly formed Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, isn't


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Time for provincial lawn pesticide regulation
The Telegram (St. John's) - 03-14-2009 - 419 words
pesticides. Please join me in lobbying our province for a pesticide ban Judie Squires Portugal Cove...

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