Saturday, June 27, 2009

TheWesternStar.com: Letters | Groups support pesticide ban

TheWesternStar.com: Letters | Groups support pesticide ban

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Adverse Effects Of Toxic Pesticides In Kids Run Well Into Childhood...And More

Adverse Effects Of Toxic Pesticides In Kids Run Well Into ChildhoodMedIndia - Chennai,IndiaA new study at the University of California, Berkeley has found that the risk of toxic effects of pesticides on kids extends much longer into childhood than ...See all stories on this topic

Natural options for your garden7Online.com - New York,NY,USAIf you were born in the last 50 years, it may be hard to imagine food produced completely without the use of pesticides. In fact, it is tempting to think ...See all stories on this topic

Free info session on pesticide-free garden and composting during ...Canada.com - Don Mills,Ontario,CanadaGayle will be providing information about Cumberland's new pesticide by-law, along with tips for gardeners for compost use and successful pesticide-free ...See all stories on this topic

"Inert" Pesticide Ingredients Toxic To Human Cells : TreeHuggerWeed infested corn. Image credit:Crop Life Foundation When it comes to toxicity testing, what you don't know can hurt the most. For example, Monsanto has done a credible job of establishing that the active ingredient in it's Roundup ...TreeHugger - http://www.treehugger.com/ Best Blogger Tips
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Friday, June 26, 2009

Keeping pesticides out of the equation...And More

Study: Children Susceptible to Pesticide's Effects Til Age 7Daily Green - USAThe research, by University of California-Berkeley scientists, published in Environmental Health Perspectives and publicized by Beyond Pesticides, ...See all stories on this topic

Madison schools pesticide spraying stirs fussIsthmus - Madison,WI,USAAs Isthmus reported in an online article last Friday, warning signs at Madison schools proclaiming "PESTICIDE APPLICATION: PLEASE KEEP OFF" caused confusion ...See all stories on this topic

Dow Agrosciences has no immediate plans to sue NB over pesticide banPictou Country Nova Scotia News - New Glasgow,Nova Scotia,CanadaSAINT JOHN, NB — A chemical company that is challenging the legality of government bans on cosmetic pesticides says it doesn't have any immediate plans to ...See all stories on this topic

Keeping pesticides out of the equationBig Island Weekly - hilo,HI,USAThe widespread use of pesticides not only creates a body burden of toxins which can keep one from healing, but can also cause acute and chronic disease. ...See all stories on this topic

Canada unveils final organic regulations, new logoThe Packer - Lenexa,KS,USAThe Canadian government introduced the final version of the country's Organic Products Regulations, set to go into effect June 30. ...See all stories on this topic

An Organic Garden Oasis is Attainable for AnyoneTransWorldNews (press release) - Monroe,GA,USAThe economy, health concerns and the summer season have all contributed to an increased interest in organic vegetables and growing a garden at home. ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

TheWesternStar.com: Letters | Stop the foolishness

TheWesternStar.com: Letters | Stop the foolishness

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Pesticides Linked to Precancerous Blood Disorder...And Molre

Pesticides Linked to Precancerous Blood DisorderCancer Consultants - Ketchum,ID,USAIndividuals who apply pesticides to crops are twice as likely as the general population to develop a precancerous blood disorder called MGUS (monoclonal ...See all stories on this topic

Living pesticide-free: the experience in other communitiesSurrey Leader - BC, CanadaThe small municipality – with more parks per capita than any city in the province – decided in 1988 it would stop using pesticides, herbicides and ...See all stories on this topic

Pesticide research unreliable toolStandard Freeholder - Cornwall,Ontario,CanadaHowever, evidence is steadily growing that toxicological (rat) research into pesticides, including herbicide 2,4-D, on which the alleged safety of 2,4-D is ...See all stories on this topic

Ag department seeks to revoke license of company for pesticide misuseThe Daily Citizen - Dalton,GA,USAThe Agriculture Department is alerting 154 facilities serviced by Biotech about possible pesticide misapplications. The Department has also notified the ...See all stories on this topic

Speaker will help you curb use of pesticidesOregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USA Cooper recently underwent training as part of the Urban Pesticide Reduction Program, a joint effort of Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Telegram - St. John's, NL: Letters to the Editor | Pesticides: ban them now

The Telegram - St. John's, NL: Letters to the Editor | Pesticides: ban them now

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You've Been Told a Lie...And More

Pesticide Susceptibility In Children Lasts Longer Than ExpectedScience Daily (press release) - USAScienceDaily (June 22, 2009) — Although it is known that infants are more susceptible than adults to the toxic effects of pesticides, this increased ...See all stories on this topic

Toxic pesticides found on most kitchen floorsExaminer.com - USAAlmost 75% of homes tested were found to harbor the cancer-causing organophosphate pesticide, chlordane, and 40% of homes tested positive for fipronil ...See all stories on this topic

You've Been Told a LieDaily Kos - Berkeley,CA,USAWe need pesticides/fertilizer/biotech to feed the world. If we tried to feed the world with organic, because it yields less than conventional ag, ...See all stories on this topic

Children susceptible to pesticides longer than expected, study findsUC Berkeley - Berkeley,CA,USAAmong newborns, levels of paraoxonase 1 (PON1), an enzyme critical to the detoxification of organophosphate pesticides, average one-third or less than those ...See all stories on this topic

Federal regulators propose pesticide pollution cleanup on ocean floor89.3 KPCC - CA,USAThe Environmental Protection Agency wants public comment about its plan to clean up pesticide off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Seventy years ago, a company ...See all stories on this topic

US and Canada sign organic equivalency agreementExaminer.com - USAThe United States and Canada signed the world's first organic equivalency agreement in Chicago on June 17. The Massachusetts-based Organic Trade Association ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Weed killer kills human cells. Study intensifies debate over...And More

Pesticide Exposure Linked (Again) to Parkinson's DiseaseDaily Green - USABy Dan Shapley Yet another study has linked pesticide exposure to Parkinson's disease, according to Reuters, and this study, published in Annals of ...See all stories on this topic

Pesticides exposure may provoke Parkinson's, new studyGreenplanet.net - ItalyFarmers exposed to pesticides could be more at risk of Parkinson's disease. This emerges from a new study published in the Annals of Neurology that is ...See all stories on this topic

Less toxic methods work best to control New York City cockroaches.Environmental Health News - Charlottesville,VA,USAThe main focus is to keep the pests out of homes instead of relying on heavy use of pesticides kill the pests once they are inside. The authors compared the ...See all stories on this topic

Weed killer kills human cells. Study intensifies debate over ...Environmental Health News - Charlottesville,VA,USAThe term “inert ingredient” is often misleading, according to Caroline Cox of the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, a non-profit ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Monday, June 22, 2009

TheWesternStar.com: Local | City woman supports pesticide ban

TheWesternStar.com: Local | City woman supports pesticide ban

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New Brunswick becomes third Canadian province to ban lawn care...And More

New Brunswick becomes third Canadian province to ban lawn care ...Athletic Turf - Cleveland,OH,USA"Reducing the reliance on pesticides in the province will contribute to a sustainable environment." Through this new regulation, the province is banning the ...See all stories on this topic

Boulder-area mountain residents worry about beetle sprayColorado Daily - Boulder,CO,USA“Pesticides often have larger impacts than we intend.” In the summer of 2007, as part of a routine toxicology test, Mike Bittner put 20 water fleas in a ...See all stories on this topic

New Tool Shows You How Much Pesticide Is On Your Food - Call of ...By News Reporter A new Web tool lets you search your favorite foods -- from almonds to winter squash -- and see how often toxic pesticides have been detected on them. &Call of Duty 4 Forums - http://cod4boards.com/

LI students dig their organic gardensNewsday - Long Island,NY,USAThe North Coleman class in the Middle Country School District is one of a growing number of schools on Long Island and across the country planting organic ...See all stories on this topic

Value-Oriented Consumers Reveal New Organic Buying HabitsGourmet Retailer - Coral Gables,FL,USAValue-oriented consumers are buying organics on sale with grocery coupons and turning to store-brand/private-label organics, reveals a recent poll. ...See all stories on this topic

Farmers trying to cultivate new imageMinneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis,MN,USAIt's an easy argument to make, actually, since organic food sales last year were a mere $24.6 billion, about 3.5 percent of total US food sales, ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Why Nova Scotia should ban lawn and garden pesticides...And More

Why Nova Scotia should ban lawn and garden pesticidesTheChronicleHerald.ca - Halifax,Nova Scotia,CanadaQuebec adopted regulations in 2003 to ban the use and sale of many lawn pesticides. A few months ago, a new ban came into effect in Ontario. ...See all stories on this topic

HL:NB premier expects court challenge to province's ban on ...Product Design & Development - Rockaway,NJ,USAGraham said Friday he wouldn't be surprised if the industry decides to include New Brunswick in a court battle over the banning of cosmetic pesticides. ...See all stories on this topic

Pesticide Residue Common on Kitchen FloorsForbes - NY,USAAbout 78 million US households, or 74 percent, use pesticides, according to the government survey, and Americans spend nearly $1.3 billion and apply 888 ...See all stories on this topic

Getting Mosquitoes to Poison Their Own LarvaeNew York Times - United StatesWith so many potential breeding sites, spreading pesticide can be a painstaking, door-to-door activity. But Gregor J. Devine of Rothamsted Research, ...See all stories on this topic

Michelle Obama's First Harvest Gets an A PlusU.S. News & World Report - Washington,DC,USAIt may sound like a small thing, but her efforts are already boosting the sustainable and organic farming business. Jim Crawford, a Pennsylvania organic ...See all stories on this topic

PepsiCo goes green with organic gardenLower Hudson Journal news - West Harrison,NY,USAZoe Feldman, an employee at PepsiCo, started an organic, employee-run vegetable and herb garden at PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase. ...See all stories on this topic

Ron Petro takes tender care of his 4000-square-foot organic gardenWilkes Barre Times-Leader - Wilkes Barre,PA,USAIn keeping with his organic philosophy, he nourishes plants and soil with seaweed, horse manure and liquid calcium and maintains a border of wildflowers to ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Friday, June 19, 2009

Cosmetic pesticide ban on P.E.I. could be delayed

Cosmetic pesticide ban on P.E.I. could be delayed

Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2009 | 10:24 AM AT Comments7Recommend5

Getting P.E.I. pesticide regulations in line with the other Maritime provinces could slow down the process, says Environment Minister Richard Brown.

The original plan for a spring 2010 ban will probably not happen. (CBC)

In March, Brown said regulations would be tabled in the spring 2009 session of the legislature, for a P.E.I. ban to come into effect next spring. But those regulations didn't surface. Instead, Brown said the Island would work with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to come up with Maritime-wide regulations.

On Thursday, the government in New Brunswick announced a ban would come into effect this fall on 200 lawn products, most of which contain the herbicide 2-4-D. Brown said P.E.I. is still working with the other provinces, including New Brunswick, but that co-operation could slow things down.

"The regulations are being drafted on Prince Edward Island now. It has to go through the caucus and the legislation has to go through the legislature. So it will be up to the legislature to determine when the timeline will be," he said.

"We're working with our sister provinces. There has been a new government in Nova Scotia ... and we will be revealing our regulations and our methodology with the Nova Scotia government, and in line with the New Brunswick government."

New Brunswick's policy has already come under fire from the Canadian Cancer Society, which says the list doesn't go far enough.

Brown said he'll be reviewing those regulations and the criticisms.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/06/19/pei-pesticides-delay.html




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Sale and use of 200 pesticides to be banned in N.B.

Sale and use of 200 pesticides to be banned in N.B.

Last Updated: Thursday, June 18, 2009 | 3:24 PM AT Comments28Recommend19

The New Brunswick government is banning the use and sale of 200 over-the-counter lawn-care pesticides starting later this year.

Environment Minister Roland Haché announced the ban in the legislative assembly on Thursday. The government is clamping down on pesticides through a regulatory change.

Haché said there will be some exemptions to the ban for the agriculture and forestry sectors, as well as golf courses.

"This ban will contribute to an improved environment and quality of life for all residents in the province of New Brunswick," Haché said.

"Reducing the reliance on pesticides in the province will contribute to a sustainable environment."

Through this new regulation, the province is banning the use and sale of roughly 70 per cent of the retail products known as cosmetic pesticides available to homeowners.

As well, the ban will include the sale and use of the widely used lawn-care pesticide 2,4-D.

Haché said the ban on lawn-care products will come into force in the fall and that will give retailers enough time to pull the products from their shelves.

The ban is focusing on products that Hache said are most susceptible to being overused or misused, including:

  • Lawn-care products for domestic lawns containing 2,4-D.
  • Combination fertilizer and pesticide products.
  • Granular spreadable weed killers.
  • Hose-end spray products.
  • Lawn-care pesticides that require a homeowner to measure, mix or dilute.

Tories support ban

The Opposition Progressive Conservatives are supporting the government's initiative despite having some questions about how the ban will actually work.

Tory MLA Trevor Holder, the Opposition's environment critic, said he wants to know why the province is making the change through regulation and not legislating the ban.

Holder said the evidence linking pesticides to cancer is not conclusive but he said the move is a step in the right direction.

"You have to err on the side of caution," Holder said.

Companies must be accredited

Haché said it will also become mandatory for companies carrying out lawn-care services using commercial grade pesticides to receive an integrated pest management accreditation by February 2010.

This new accreditation process will require businesses to curtail their "blanket treatment" on problem areas and promote spot treatment.

The accreditation will be required when lawn-care companies seek operating permits.

"Any person that sells or uses a banned product or professionals who fail to comply with the terms of integrated pest management accreditation will be subject to prosecution under the Pesticides Control Act," the environment minister said.

Haché also told the legislative assembly that the Pesticides Control Act will be reviewed and the Environment Department will see if there are other ways of eliminating the unnecessary use of pesticides within the next two years.


http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/06/18/nb-pesticide-ban-210.html


Concern grows over application of N.B. pesticide ban

Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2009 | 2:13 PM AT Comments3Recommend0

New regulations that will ban the use of lawn-care chemicals are being panned by critics on both sides of the issue.

Environment Minister Roland Haché announced on Thursday that the Liberal government had enacted regulatory changes that will prohibit the use and sale of 200 over-the-counter lawn-care pesticides and the pesticide 2, 4-D.

Ellen Snider, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Cancer Society in New Brunswick, said her organization was hoping the province would follow Ontario and make it a complete ban on lawn-care pesticides.

"I wish that the New Brunswick government had made the decision to align more closely with … the desires and wishes of the vast majority of constituents here in New Brunswick, and sadly that didn't happen," Snider said.

There will be some exemptions to the ban for the agriculture and forestry sectors, as well as golf courses.

The pesticide prohibition will take effect in the fall, giving stores enough time to pull the products off their shelves. Companies carrying out lawn-care services using commercial grade pesticides will have to acquire an integrated pest management accreditation by February 2010.

The new accreditation process will require businesses to curtail their "blanket treatment" on problem areas and promote spot treatment. The accreditation will be required when lawn-care companies seek operating permits.

Companies wanted consultation

John Evans, the president of Landscape New Brunswick, said he's unclear what the new regulations will mean for lawn-care companies.

"I would have liked to have seen the government consult with the industry a little more — to have more knowledge on this topic as far as writing regulations go — but for now I think it's been an important step," Evans said.

But David Coon, policy director for the Conservation Council, said he fears more people who have used pesticides on the banned list will turn to professionals to spray them instead.

"Our government blinked in the face of a strong lobby from the lawn-spraying industry to give them the ability to continue to spray pesticides on people's lawns, with the exception of 2, 4-D," Coon said.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/06/19/nb-pesticide-ban-reaction-118.html



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Testicular cancer is increasing by 49% due to pesticides...And More

New Database Links Pesticides on Food with Toxicology Science
Common Dreams (press release) - Portland,ME,USA
SAN FRANCISCO - June 17 - Ever wonder about pesticides on your food? Or in your drinking water? In particular, which of those pesticides are most hazardous? ...
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A promised follow-up on the peanuts and pesticides link
Glens Falls Post-Star - Glens Falls,NY,USA
Back in the beginning of May I shared some information I had come across that claimed peanuts are one of the most pesticide laden crops and should be ...
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Pesticides Linked to Blood Disorder
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
THURSDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- People who apply pesticides have double the normal risk of developing a precancerous blood disorder, ...
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High Pesticide Levels Found in Central Florida Lakes
Environment News Service - USA
RESTON, Virginia, June 17, 2009 (ENS) - Pesticide-related compounds and elevated levels of nitrate have been found in lakes in central Florida's Lake Wales ...
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Measures to minimize pesticide accumulation pressed
BusinessWorld Online - Quezon City,Philippines
DAVAO CITY — The Environmental Management Bureau has asked banana growers in the Davao Region to strengthen measures against pesticide accumulation in their ...
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Obama May Sign Pesticide Industry Protection Act
Bay Area Indymedia - San Francisco,CA,USA
But, if that nicotine attracts users to untold number of industrial tobacco pesticide residues, radiation from certain fertilizers, and any of about 1400 ...
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73% of US Families Buy Organic
Food Product Design - Northbrook,IL,USA
Even during a tough economy, 73 percent of US families are purchasing organic products mainly for health reasons, according to findings from the "2009 US ...
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Madison schools 'pesticide' spraying questioned
Isthmus Daily Page - Madison,WI,USA
One of the pesticide warning signs at O'Keeffe Elementary and Marquette Middle School on Madison's near-east side. Bert Zipperman, the former Madison ...
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Many floors in US homes have 'measurable' levels of pesticides
PhysOrg.com - Evergreen,VA,USA
Additionally, occupants were surveyed regarding pesticide use and housing factors. The most frequently detected pesticides, after permethrin (89 percent), ...
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Parents express concern about pesticides in grass
Warren Tribune Chronicle - Warren,Ohio,USA
By RAYMOND L. SMITH Tribune Chronicle WARREN - Two mothers of Lincoln K-8 students, who are leading an effort to stop the use of chemicals to treat lawns on ...
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Pesticides suspected in fish kill Toxic waters Dozens of fish ...
Estes Park Trail-Gazette - Estes Park,CO,USA
She said she was suddenly confronted by a horrendous blast, not a spray, of what she suspects was a pesticide used against pine beetles, as it covered a ...
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Cancer experts urge prevention; ask for public listing of carcinogens
Green Right Now - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Testicular cancer is increasing by 49% due to pesticides; hormonal ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products; and estrogen residues in meat. ...
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Bay of Fundy lobster fishermen concerned about sea lice pesticide
CBC.ca - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Bay of Fundy lobster fishermen are concerned that a pesticide designed to rid the waters of sea lice on farmed salmon could hurt their own catches. ...
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pesticides linger in homes, whether we use them or not...And More

Pesticides linger in homes, whether we use them or not.
Environmental Health News - Charlottesville,VA,USA
A new study shows that pesticides, some already banned for decades from the US market, continue to persist in homes. Ongoing exposures to these pesticides ...
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Cosmetic pesticide legislation expected this week
Daily Gleaner - Fredericton,New Brunswick,Canada
By LAVERNE STEWART The future of cosmetic pesticides in this province is expected to be announced this week. Lawn maintenance: John Evans, owner of Pro-Care ...
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Obama May Sign Pesticide Industry Protection Act
Bay Area Indymedia - San Francisco,CA,USA
It concerns matters relating to pesticides, chlorine and dioxins, non-organic agriculture, the “war on organics”, pharmaceuticals, public health, ...
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Producer Eric Schlosser joins Pesticide Watch for screening of ...
The Salinas Californian - Salinas,CA,USA
On Friday, June 19, Pesticide Watch welcomes investigative journalist, author and co-producer of the documentary Food, Inc., Eric Schlosser, ...
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Pesticides Increase Risk of Blood Disorder
MedIndia - Chennai,India
Exposure to certain pesticides doubles the risk of developing an abnormal blood condition called MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) ...
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Ginkgo biloba is environmentally friendly pesticide
SamayLive - Noida,Uttar Pradesh,India
... natural pest control thanks to an extract from the ginkgo biloba tree that has revealed its potential to act as an environmentally friendly pesticide. ...
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ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION; Organic Trade Association OTA Appeals Ohio
Packaging Digest - Oak Brook,IL,USA
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is appealing a Federal District Court ruling upholding Ohio's regulation that takes away consumers' rights to receive ...
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Queen Elizabeth grows organic "yard bed"
Mother Nature Network - Atlanta,GA,USA
According to a video on Good Morning America, the garden is organic. The video below, however, has Claire Midgley, deputy gardens manager for the palace, ...
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Even If You Don't Use Pesticides, Your Home May Harbor Them
Daily Green - USA
Study: Pesticides used to kill ants, cockroaches, fleas, ticks lice and other lawn, garden and home pests can still be found in US kitchens decades after ...
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Mom's pesticide exposure at work increases her child's leukemia risk.
Environmental Health News - Charlottesville,VA,USA
A systematic review and meta-analysis of childhood leukemia and parental occupational pesticide exposure. Environmental Health Perspectives ...
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Europeans target better pesticide protection
EUROPA - Brussels,Belgium
With the annual spread of some 80 000 tonnes of pesticides, farmers are bound to get hit. However, the context for pesticide spraying has changed ...
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Pesticide residue on popular produce
WWLP 22News - Springfield,USA
(WWLP) - Many of your favorite fruits and vegetables have pesticides on them, even after they're washed or peeled. The Environmental Working Group, ...
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US, Canada agree to organic food trade standard
Reuters - USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Canada have agreed to accept each other's standards for organic food, expanding opportunities for organic food ...
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LOCAL:
Mount Pearl Pushing for Pesticide Ban
VOCM - St. John’s,NL,Canada
The City of Mount Pearl is looking at pushing the province to ban the use of pesticides. Mayor Randy Simms says most municipalities would like to see a ban, ...
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PESTICIDE PROPAGANDA:
Industry is critical of Michelle Obama's organic garden
Politico - Washington,DC,USA
To be sure that Obama got the message that she should be using synthetic pesticides in the garden, the association began an online letter-writing campaign. ...
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Telegram - St. John's, NL: Columns | The argument for going au naturel

The Telegram - St. John's, NL: Columns | The argument for going au naturel

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NO GO FOR SPRAY ACTIVITIES TODAY

My website is down so I am posting the advisory here temporarily...

Due to the low humidity all day and the forecasted wind speeds for this afternoon. Pesticide applications will NOT be permitted in the St. John's area. Please visit my site later today for updates.

http://sprayadvisory.webs.com/

Please see weather conditions here: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/nl-24_metric_e.html

Humidity: 43 %
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming south 20 km/h near noon. High 20. UV index 7 or high.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Local (Telegram) Lawn pesticides: the wrong prescription

Lawn pesticides: the wrong prescription
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

As a child growing up in Conception Bay North, I remember fondly this time of year. I spend a great deal of time with our next-door neighbours and one my favourite treats was a feed of young dandelions (Taraxacum officinale).Back then they were boiled, but these days I eat the raw young leaves in salads....

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Pesticides linked to pre-cancer condition...And More

Are everyday products from cosmetics to household cleaners causing ...EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USABreast cancer "hot spots" from Long Island, NY, to Northern California have two common threads—industrial pollution and agricultural pesticides. ...See all stories on this topic

Pesticides linked to pre-cancer conditionUnited Press International - USAThe study of 678 people who apply pesticides, culled from a US Agricultural Health Study of more than 50000 farmers, found exposure to certain pesticides ...See all stories on this topic

Spray Drift Potential Increases During Warm Weather ApplicationsWallace's Farmer - IA,USAWarm weather that makes crops and weeds grow needs to be taken into consideration when you make pesticide spraying decisions. Recent rains over much of Iowa ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Pesticide exposure doubles one's blood disorder risk...And More

Risk of Multiple Myeloma Doubles from Pesticide ExposureeMaxHealth.com - Hickory,NC,USAResearchers have found that that the risk of a rare blood disorder that can lead to multiple myeloma doubles from exposure to certain pesticides commonly ...See all stories on this topic

Neb. farmers urged to use caution with pesticidesNTV - Kearney,NE,USA(AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is reminding growers and pesticide applicators to pay attention to label requirements when applying pesticides to ...See all stories on this topic

House passes bill that targets pesticide useStatesman Journal - Salem,OR,USAOregon students would be exposed to fewer pesticides under a bill that won House approval Wednesday. Senate Bill 637 goes back to the Senate before making ...See all stories on this topic

Pesticide exposure doubles one's blood disorder riskAn American study has shown that exposure to certain pesticides doubles a person's risk of developing an abnormal blood condition called monoclonal ...

Going organic doesn't have to mean going brokeMiamiHerald.com - Miami,FL,USABy SHARON HARVEY ROSENBERG My children appreciate the added flavor in organic fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Unfortunately, organic products, which ...See all stories on this topic

Calgarians celebrate pesticide-free parksCBC.ca - Toronto,Ontario,CanadaHundreds of parents brought their children to one of Calgary's pesticide-free parks Saturday to show their support for a proposed pesticide bylaw. ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Nurses join pesticide ban campaign...And more

Nurses join pesticide ban campaignTimes and Transcript - Moncton,New Brunswick,CanadaBy Nick Moore FREDERICTION - The list of people asking for a provincewide ban on cosmetic pesticide use is growing. The board of directors for the Nurses ...See all stories on this topic

Nurses want cosmetic pesticide banDaily Gleaner - Fredericton,New Brunswick,CanadaBy ADAM BOWIE The Nurses Association of New Brunswick says it's time for a provincewide ban on the use and sale of cosmetic pesticides for non-agricultural ...See all stories on this topic

Parkinson's linked to pesticide useExaminer.com - USAA number of recent studies have established a link between exposure to pesticides and the development of Parkinson's disease. Two chemicals in particular, ...See all stories on this topic

COLUMN: Five things my (pesticide-free) garden has taught meSurrey Leader - BC, CanadaMost Lower Mainland cities have banned the use of cosmetic pesticides and herbicides on both private and publicly owned lands. ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Friday, June 12, 2009

NEWS RELEASE - What is government doing to protect our health and environment from cosmetic pesticide use?

What is government doing to protect our health and environment from cosmetic pesticide use?

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The following news release has been issued on behalf of the Provincial Coalition on Pesticides.
June 9, 2009

St. John’s, NL - The time has come for our provincial government to explain why it is not acting to protect its citizens' health and environment from the unnecessary risks posed by the cosmetic use of toxic pesticides, say members of a large and growing coalition of organizations and concerned citizens.

According to Coalition spokesperson Emma Housser, Policy Analyst for the Canadian Cancer Society – NL Division, “The scientific basis of concern is well established, and the precautionary principle places the onus on our government to explain why they are not acting to protect us.”
The David Suzuki Foundation estimates that more than 6,000 cases of pesticide poisonings in Canada are reported to poison control centres each year — nearly half involving children under the age of six. Scientists have linked pesticide exposure to serious negative health effects, including cancer, reproductive problems and neurological diseases. Children and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable. Additionally, pesticides can cause immediate physical reactions for people living with lung diseases such as asthma.

“Pesticide use — including insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides — also negatively impacts our water, soil, and air quality, and the health of other species, most notably bees and birds,” points out Krista Koch, Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network.
“One critical component is a government-lead public education program to increase awareness of the potential risks associated with the cosmetic use of such chemicals, and to promote the many safer alternatives that exist,” emphasizes Dr. Elizabeth Callahan, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association.

The majority of Canadians now enjoy the health and environmental benefits of protection by provincial legislation. Quebec was the first province to introduce a ban on lawn pesticides in 2003. Ontario’s new Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Act, prohibiting the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides, entered into force in April of this year. Alberta, B.C., PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are all moving on this issue.

Greg Noel, director of Environmental Initiatives for the NL Lung Association notes, “The cosmetic use of pesticides across the country has declined over the past decade, yet in Newfoundland and Labrador its use has more than doubled.”

“We feel it is past time for our province to do the same to protect the health of our citizens,” says Dr. Ian Simpson, member of a concerned citizens' group in the Corner Brook area.
The Coalition is calling for strong leadership from our Premier, and from the Department of Environment and Conservation and the Department of Health and Community Services, to address this critical issue in an effective manner without further delay.

Members of the Provincial Coalition on Pesticides include the Canadian Cancer Society-NL Division (CCS (NL)), the NL Lung Association (NLLA), the NL Medical Association (NLMA), the Association of Registered Nurses of NL, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Municipalities NL, the NL Environment Network, the Sierra Club of Canada – Atlantic Chapter, the Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Program, Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Food Education Action St. John's, the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program, St. John's Safer Soil, and concerned citizens across the province.

http://www.nlma.nf.ca/media/news_releases/news_release_61.htm

Media Contacts
Emma Housser CCS (NL) Policy AnalystTelephone (709) 753-6520
Krista KochNLEN Executive DirectorTelephone (709) 753-7898
Greg NoelNLLA Director of Environmental Initiatives Telephone (709) 726-4664
Dr. Ian Simpson Concerned Citizens' GroupCorner Brook regionTelephone (709) 634-6653
Lynn Barter NLMA Director, Communications & Public Affairs Telephone (709) 726-7424 (306) Toll Free (800) 563-2003 (306) Cell (709) 727-6153 Best Blogger Tips
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Local News - Pesticide ban

Group Calling Again for Pesticide Ban
June 11, 2009

The Provincial Coalition on Pesticides is repeating its call for a province-wide ban on the use pesticides for cosmetic purposes. The coalition says some 6-thousand cases of pesticide poisonings in Canada are reported to poison control centres, nearly half of those involving children under the age of six. The coalition says scientists have linked pesticide exposure to serious negative health effects, including cancer, reproductive problems and neurological diseases. Coalition spokesperson Emma Housser, the Policy Analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society, says some municipalities have already imposed voluntary bans, but it's up to the province to introduce legislation.

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Indian Tea Workers Exposed to Pesticides...And More

Court grants extension on Clean Water Air Acts Feedstuffs - Minnetonka,MN,USAThe extension will allow EPA adequate time to determine how to structure the program that could cover hundreds of thousands of pesticide applications, ...See all stories on this topic

EPA testing sediment for pesticidesFremont News Messenger - Fremont,OH,USAThe additional tests on sediment will look for pesticides like DDT, which was banned in 1972. DDT was a major factor in putting the bald eagle on the ...See all stories on this topic

Indian Tea Workers Exposed to PesticidesNTDTV - Atlanta,GA,USA"The pesticides that we spray cause various skin diseases, itching, and sleeplessness. But it makes one drowsy. It causes various problems. ...See all stories on this topic

City to draft cosmetic pesticide bylawWildsight - Kimberley,BC,CanadaPaddy Weston decided not to wait any longer for a committee recommendation on a cosmetic pesticide ban and proposed that a bylaw be drafted. ...See all stories on this topic

EPA Issues Stay on PermittingMid-South Farmer - AR,USAThis mandate requires that "any chemical pesticide applications in and over, including near, waters of the US that leave a residue or excess in water, ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Wolfville takes aim at lawn pesticides

WOLFVILLE — The Town of Wolfville has endorsed Pesticide Free Nova Scotia’s call for a provincial ban on lawn pesticides.

In a news release last week, Wolfville Mayor Robert Stead said lawn pesticides pose an unnecessary risk to the health of residents and the environment.

"Pesticide Free Nova Scotia has outlined a simple plan to ban the use and sale of landscape pesticides, enforce the new rules and educate the public."

Canada’s first town to ban smoking in vehicles carrying children wants to see a province without lawn pesticides.

"At the moment, it would be an endorsement," Mr. Stead told The Chronicle Herald on Saturday. "We hoped this would become an election issue. We are ready to formulate our own bylaw."

Mr. Stead said until provincial legislation is enacted, council could just hope to control instead of ban these products.

"Ultimately, we are looking for a ban right across the province. Other provinces seem like they are ready to move, but it’s been a moot point during the election. Nobody has raised the issue."

Mr. Stead said that in some provinces, lawn pesticides simply don’t appear on store shelves.

"The easy thing to do is to ban the sale so nobody has access," he said. "There are some very large retail outlets that have said they will not sell these products in the coming years.

"Of course, public education is important. We don’t want to get caught up in enforcement. You have to work a little harder at it, but you get the preferred results. We have a community in Wolfville that is more than ready."

Town landscape crews ceased using pesticides a dozen years ago.

"We can find other products to use," Mr. Stead said.

"For example, people can use horticultural vinegar for weed control. It’s great stuff for spot-kill use and it’s environmentally friendly."

The town intends to set up a committee by September to look at the issue. The mayor said he also hopes the province will look at legislation banning lawn pesticides this fall.

"I keep wishing we would follow the lead of Quebec and Ontario. It’s not rocket science. We could use their (legislation and enforcement) template.

"I would say that when we go to write a bylaw, we have six of the seven people at the (council) table who voted to support Pesticide Free Nova Scotia. We’ve had public meetings and did a year of study. There would be another airing when the bylaw was presented in legal format for the public to have their say."

( gparker@herald.ca)

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1126226.html


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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Pesticide ban is really working...And More

Marin County acknowledges it violated its own pesticide rules
Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek,CA,USA
Marin County officials acknowledged Friday they erred in allowing thousands of gallons of potentially cancer-causing pesticides to be sprayed in parks and ...
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Cancer society supports ban on pesticides in Abbotsford
BCLocalNews - Victoria,BC,Canada
Some pesticides contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to human health and the environment. There is a growing connection between long-term low-level ...
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Pesticide ban is really working
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
Five years after Toronto's pesticide prohibition came into force, this column offers a powerful reality check. Industry predictions of widespread contempt ...
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Friday, June 5, 2009

Pesticide rules for Surrey are on the way...And More

Parkinson's Disease Associated With Pesticide Exposure In French ...
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A new epidemiological study involving the exposure of French farm workers to pesticides found that professional exposure is associated with PD, ...
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New report calls for the EU to eliminate obsolete pesticide stocks
Environmental Expert (press release) - Madrid,Madrid,Spain
The European Institutions must push for international action to reduce obsolete pesticides and their risks to human health and the environment, according to ...
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Province in first pesticide free spring
TbNewsWatch.com - Thunder Bay,Ontario,Canada
By tbnewswatch staff The Chair of Thunder Bay's Citizens Concerned About Pesticides said he believes Ontario's pesticide ban, which was implemented in late ...
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As Wildlife Dies, Kenya Considers Pesticide Ban
Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
In Nairobi, WildlifeDirect executive director Dr. Paula Kahumbu says, "This is a pesticide that has recently been banned in the United States. ...
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Residents worried as county prepares to spray pesticide
Guelph Mercury - Guelph,Ontario,Canada
Some residents who fought for the implementation of Guelph's 2007 pesticide bylaw now say they feel let down by the provincial ban that overtook local ...
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City promises to keep pesticide bylaw on track
FFWD - Calgary,AB,Canada
Anti-pesticide activists were worried by talk of delay, and are pleased to hear the bylaw will be on schedule. Ald. Brian Pincott, who spearheaded the bylaw ...
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Pesticide rules for Surrey are on the way
Surrey Leader - BC, Canada
Campbell says the EAC has drafted a comprehensive bylaw for restricting pesticide and herbicide use, even though it falls short of a complete ban. ...
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Pesticide may be to blame for melamine's presence in American ...
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Furthermore, the pesticide's manufacturer has published data showing that when goats had been dosed with a radioactively labeled form of the insecticide, five to nine percent of the residues turned up as radiolabeled melamine in the ...
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Organic-transition aid bill passes
Capital Press (subscription) - Salem,OR,USA
SACRAMENTO - A bill to aid growers switching to organic production has cleared the state Assembly. Lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 1401, by Assemblywoman ...
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Mommy on a Shoestring takes on organic gardening
Lake Villa Review - Lake Villa,IL,USA
Beth Engelman (right) and Jeanne Pinsof Nolan, the Organic Gardener, in Engelman's backyard. Planting your own vegetables, fruits and herbs is easier than ...
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

What can be done?

Here we go again,

Another season of pesticide misuse in this province. I have been trying all week to speak with environment minister Johnson to no avail. Which does not surprise me much, as the many years of pesticide misuse that I have been recording has been falling on deaf ears at the cost of our citizen’s heath.

Just today I received information from a young man. While he was entering his work place he noticed a man spraying something, he approached the applicator and was assured that the pesticide in question was “safe enough to eat”. No notification was given to the employees, the wind speeds were too high to apply pesticides and the reckless comment given are all illegal under federal and provincial pesticide rules. The young man figured it must have been some natural treatment and asked me if Par III was safe.

The applicator himself oblivious to the dangers of this pesticide should require immediate retraining as he may succumb to the harmful effects of Par III.

PAR III is a mixture of toxic synthetic herbicides used by lawn pesticide application companies attempting to suppress or kill broadleaf weeds. It contains the toxic ingredients 2,4-D, Mecoprop and Dicamba. PAR III also includes "inert" formulants, and may include some which are deemed likely carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

2,4-D, was recently found to be persuasively linked to cancers, neurological diseases and reproductive problems (Sears et al., Paediatrics and Child Health, April 2006) (source). Since then, very recent research greatly strengthened the scientific links between non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and 2,4-D.

By nature of the way the herbicides are synthesised, they are inevitably contaminated with chlorinated dioxins. These persistent, bioaccumulative toxic substances are passed onto the next generation, and are linked to cancers, particularly non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and to reproductive, immunological and neurological problems. The dioxins that are known to contaminate 2,4-D should be at least measured and the toxicities of those dioxins should be tested. This hasn't been done. No dioxin analyses were submitted in support of the PMRA's re-registration of 2,4-D.

"2,4-D is far from safe. It can affect women's ability to bear healthy children, and epidemiological studies show strong links between use of 2,4-D products and cancer," noted Dr. Susan Kegley, Senior Scientist at PAN. (source)

These are just a few of the dangers associated with Par III. “safe enough to eat” is not only an asinine statement, it is downright dangerous and libelous.

Yet another season of senseless poisoning of our environment, already I have heard from a lady who has complained for two years about not being notified of pesticide applications, notification is a provincial rule, yet the province has done nothing to enforce these rules, so at this point she has given up complaining.


A few years back, the NL Department of Environment and Conservation ditched a pesticide regulation without public consultation. Thus removing what little public protection we have by catering to lawn care companies at the cost of public health.

One of the regulations which were brought into effect a few years ago was Public Notification. Public Notification offered a small amount of protection to Newfoundland & Labrador citizens giving neighbors of pesticide spray sites time to either evacuate or to close all windows, turn off the heat recovery & ventilation units in their home, take in clothing from the line as well as children's toys and not allow children or pets to play in the area in order to help reduce the risk of exposure.

The department reduced Public Notification in the Pesticide Operators Licence from 50m to 15m based on industry recommendation. When Clyde Jackman (the minister at the time) was questioned by CBC he stated that the reduced protection was to “ensure that the neighbors do have notification”.

Last year on October 16th 2008, after this statement by the minister of environment, a company sprayed pesticides within 15 meters of my home and I was not notified. So tell me, how does reducing protection ensure notification? I complained to the department and received this response,

“Mrs. Squires,

I was talking to the company. They informed me that a spot application of Tri-Kill (PCP# 19400) had taken place. Due to a misunderstanding the applicator called the wrong person prior to the application, when they were supposed to call you. I will be coming down to take a measurement of the distance between your property and the property that was treated. After that a decision will be made on how we are going to proceed.”


The department came on site agreed that the property had no signs of needing any application of pesticides and measured the distance from my property and took a lengthy witness statement from me. None of the other neighbors within 15 meters were notified either.

I have yet to receive any official response on how the department had proceeded with the violation but a verbal telephone conversation with the control officer has lead me to believe that because the company did not intentionally break the rules, then there is not much the department will do.

A rule is there for public safety and it is not being enforced. I am sure I could not get away with speeding by making the statement “I didn’t intentionally speed officer, sorry I forgot”.

These are just the tip of the iceberg. Our province is still allowing people to unduly suffer from the effects of pesticides. They are unable to control companies breaking the rules and contamination of our air, our water and our children.

The provinces of Quebec and Ontario have banned their use and now BC, NS, NB and PEI are considering the same. Why are we treated as third-class citizens? Don’t we deserve the same protection? Our Province needs to right all the wrongs it has done for the past ten or more years and protect citizens first by banning the non-essential use of pesticides in this province so we can all have a safe summer.

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Documentary tells how Quebec town launched anti-pesticide movement...And More

Coquitlam should show leadership on pesticides
BCLocalNews - Victoria,BC,Canada
That's pretty compelling science, in my opinion, and you cannot deny pesticides cause cancer. My question to Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart is this: Who ...
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Palo Alto Medical Foundation warns against using commercial ...
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Her article “10 Ways to Create a Healthy Home” also suggests eliminating commercial air fresheners and pesticides. Switching over can take a little effort, ...
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Why can't Coquitlam just talk about pesticides?
BCLocalNews - Victoria,BC,Canada
Selina Robinson's motion to hold public hearings on the possibility of implementing a cosmetic pesticide ban in Coquitlam. As the motion was defeated in his ...
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Beer better option than pesticide to kill rats
Malaysia News - Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Jun 3 : Pesticides were once believed to be the best defence against pests, but now an advocate of safe substitutes has come up with safer ...
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Documentary tells how Quebec town launched anti-pesticide movement
CBC.ca - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
The town of Hudson, Que., glimpsed itself on screen Monday night, depicted as "ground zero" in the battle against the use of lawn herbicides and pesticides. ...
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Children worth pesticide ban...And More

Organics are healthier, studies confirm
Examiner.com - USA
Everything from a 16% to a 25% greater value overall, as found in a study jointly produced by The Organic Center, University of Florida Department of ...
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LiceMD(R) a Breakthrough Treatment That's Tough on Lice but Gentle ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) - Montvale,NJ,USA
LiceMD® is a pesticide-free breakthrough treatment that helps parents take control of lice outbreaks and achieve peace of mind while restoring their ...
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Children worth pesticide ban
Langley AdvanceNews - Langley,British Columbia,Canada
A by-law banning pesticides/herbicides in residential areas of the Township would be one step in protecting the health of our children. ...
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Pesticide poisoning confirmed
The Daily Star - Dhaka,Bangladesh
The US centre has found organophosphate, a poisonous ingredient used in pesticides, in the biological and environmental samples sent by our health ministry ...
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Fresno Bicycle Coalition News: Pesticide Drift and Bicycling
By Pneumatic Cyclist
Before we could comprehend what was happening, we came around a curve and rode right into a foggy mist of pesticides. It was too late to turn around, so we rode fast and tried not to breathe. The cloud misted us, like riding past a ...
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Splurge for health and skimp to save on fresh produce
Examiner.com - USA
In How to Eat Fewer Pesticides the EWG provides us with a list of the least pesticide treated produce which they've dubbed the “Clean 15” and the “Dirty ...
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As Wildlife Dies, Kenya Considers Pesticide Ban
Voice of America - USA
In Kenya, parliament is being asked to ban a pesticide that's been blamed for the deaths of hundreds of animals, including many lions. ...
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Organic food sales have risen sharply
Mother Nature Network - Atlanta,GA,USA
Organic to Go is looking to cash in on the intersection of the multi-billion dollar quick-service restaurant industry and the burgeoning organic food trend. ...
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More Companies Going 'Organic Plus'
Natural Products Marketplace - Phoenix,Arizona,USA
LONDON—Global organic food sales have been increasing by more than $5 billion a year, exceeding $50 billion in 2008. However, single digit-growth could ...
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St. John's Daily Spray Advisory

My Past Articles

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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