Friday, July 31, 2009

TheWesternStar.com: Letters | Editorial missed the mark completely

TheWesternStar.com: Letters | Editorial missed the mark completely

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Keep pets clear of pesticides...And More

Study: Home Pesticides Linked to Childhood Cancer
Daily Green
There is no evidence that the cancer is caused directly by pesticide exposure -- but it does present the first evidence of a linkage in a non-agricultural ...
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Flea and Tick Collars Leave Toxic Pesticide Residue
San Francisco Chronicle
In a finding that shouldn't come as a surprise, but nonetheless sounds alarming, a new study has found that flea and tick collars leave a toxic pesticide ...
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Pesticides Linked To Child Cancer Cases
WYFF4.com
Researchers say that children with a form of cancer known as ALL -- which usually develops between the ages of 3 and 7 -- had a higher level of pesticides ...
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Pesticides Linked To Child Cancer Cases
WYFF4.com
Researchers say that children with a form of cancer known as ALL -- which usually develops between the ages of 3 and 7 -- had a higher level of pesticides ...
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Keep pets clear of pesticides
The Desert Sun
Animal experts want pet owners to remember not to expose their dogs and cats to the pesticides that are used to kill cockroaches, ants and other household ...
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Report: Pesticides hurting Bay, need closer look
Baltimore Sun
A group of advocates and experts is warning that pesticide pollution from farm fields and households is contributing to the Chesapeake Bay's decline, ...
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Pesticide-leukemia link: study
Straits Times
WASHINGTON - PATIENTS with childhood leukemia have elevated levels of household pesticides in their urine, according to a new study by the Georgetown ...
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At Time of Conception, It's Man and Woman...and 300 Manmade Chemicals
San Francisco Chronicle
His research focuses on one potential problem caused by one subset of the chemicals intruding on our love-making: pesticides. When pesticides are used ...
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Ignore the FSA, It is still better to buy organic
Telegraph.co.uk
There is also the question of pesticide use. More than 400 chemicals are available to non-organic farmers, who are policed by the Pesticide Residues ...
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Pesticide behind park death
Calcutta Telegraph
Ranchi, July 29: A college girl, who died after a drink at Rock Garden yesterday, according to doctors had in fact consumed pesticide. ...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Common household pesticides linked to childhood cancer...And More

Farmers Going Green
MyWabashValley
It used to take dozens of pesticide applications to kill the bugs. Turns out all that pesticide also hurt the crops. And then there was the secondary impact ...
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Washington Pesticide Misuse Fines Total $4250
Western Farmer-Stockman
The Washington State Department of Agriculture issued pesticide misuse fines totaling $4250 and imposed license suspensions during the second quarter of ...
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2496 internationally banned pesticide cardboard seizure
Yemen News Agency
TAIZ, July 28 (Saba) - As many as 2496 cardboard boxes containing internationally prohibited pesticides have been seized in Taiz. ...
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2 New Studies Question Safety of Phthalates
Daily Green
In addition to DEHP, the researchers tested a prostate cancer drug, finasteride, and two fungicides -- vinclozolin (found as a pesticide residue in highest ...
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Common household pesticides linked to childhood cancer cases in ...
EurekAlert (press release)
Washington, DC – A new study by researchers at the Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center finds a higher level of common household pesticides in ...
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Organic food makes for a healthy diet
Times of India
The pros and cons : Organic foods do not contain dangerous pesticides. Although studies show that the minimal amounts of residues of chemical pesticides ...
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Furadan: Pesticide Pestilence
Thaindian.com
Pesticides, man's wonder cure for crop-killing pesky complications, has now transmogrified into a bizarre natural killer of alarming proportions. ...
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Two Frogs, Two Pesticides and their Toxicity
EP Magazine
Two pesticides used in highly populated agricultural areas of California appear to be killing frogs that live and breed in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, ...
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Nova Scotia lagging on reducing pesticides
TheChronicleHerald.ca
By CHRIS BENJAMIN On the issue of cosmetic (lawn and garden) pesticides, Nova Scotia has officially gone from leader to last. Ontario and Quebec have banned ...
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Officials say pesticide fumes sent 17 officers to ER

Pesticide spill may have killed 300kg of fish in Taipei
Taipei Times - Taiwan
After investigations, the city's Department of Health found that it was because large amounts of extremely toxic pesticides had washed into the river,” ...
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Pesticides In Truck With Drugs Sicken 17 Officers
WDSU - New Orleans,LA,USA
Police say they believe pesticides also inside the truck made the officers sick. The truck was also carrying several cartons of limes. ...
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Officials say pesticide fumes sent 17 officers to ER
WWL First News - New Orleans,LA,USA
"We found pesticides which is what we believe affected our officers." According to Cain, the pesticides were in the truck's trailer, along with an ...
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Pesticide levels in blood linked to Parkinson's disease
The Virtual Medical Centre - Perth,Australia
People with Parkinson's disease have significantly higher blood levels of a particular pesticide than healthy people or those with Alzheimer's disease, ...
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Kuttanad cancer spread linked to chemicals?
Livemint
Banned pesticide such as endosulfan, which left a trail of deaths in the 1980s and 1990s after being sprayed in the cashew plantations at Kasargode in ...
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Lenoir County Men Possibly Poisoned By Pesticides...More

Urgent action needed on pesticides
Viet Nam News - Hanoi,Vietnam
DA NANG — Urgent action is needed to cut health risks posed by organic compounds commonly found in pesticides including Agent Orange, a forum of regional ...
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Lenoir County Men Possibly Poisoned By Pesticides
WITN - USA
Seven men have been released from the hospital after getting severely ill, possibly poisoned by pesticides in Lenoir County. Health officials tell us the ...
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EPA should limit pesticides to prevent two headed salmon and dead ...
Daily Kos - Berkeley,CA,USA
by DelilahStarling Pesticides are chemicals designed to harm living organisms and it can include humans, animals, whales, salmon, and other vulnerable ...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Research Shows Children are Critically Susceptible to Pesticides

(NaturalNews) A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has revealed that children are dangerously vulnerable to the effects of environmental pesticides, and for far longer than originally suspected.

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered that children lack sufficient levels of the enzyme most responsible for detoxifying pesticides up to the age of seven and possibly for longer. Known as paraxonase or PON1, the enzyme is the most important defense the body has against organophosphate chemicals, a major ingredient of the most commonly used agricultural pesticides.

458 children from rural communities were tested for levels of the enzyme, with results showing it to be consistently around a third lower than that of the mother of each child. To compound the concern, more than 40% of the children tested positive for a genetic type that made them particularly susceptible due to the inactivity of the enzyme, whilst nearly one in ten had a genetic profile that made them 'extremely vulnerable'.

Additionally, older children are thought to be around five times more susceptible to organophosphates than adults.

"What's important about this study is that it shows that young children are potentially susceptible to certain organophosphates for a longer period of time than previously thought," said Brenda Eskenazi, UC Berkeley professor of epidemiology and director of CHAMACOS and the Center for Children's Environmental Health Research in a University of Berkeley press release.

Of particular concern to the researchers were chlorpyrifos and diazinon, pesticide chemicals still used ubiquitously in US agriculture. Pesticides have been cited as a possible cause of developmental difficulties and childhood cancers. Both the study authors and environmental health campaigners have urged a complete re-examination of the way in which home chemical products are tested for safety and of the consensus on acceptable exposure levels.

"Current EPA standards of exposure for some pesticides assume children are three to five times more susceptible than adults, and for other pesticides the standards assume no difference", wrote lead author Nina Holland.

"Our results suggest that the EPA standards need to be re-examined to determine if they are adequately protecting the most vulnerable members of the population".[1]

Activists point to several ways in which young children are at an increased risk of physical exposure, including more rapid breathing rates, the vulnerability of having smaller bodies relative to adults and habits such as crawling on the floor and playing on the ground.

The Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA) has described the findings as "extremely concerning".

"Even before these results were known, EPA scientists argued that organophosphate pesticides -- posing serious threats to children's neurological development -- were too toxic to be used; we need to ban them, starting with chlorpyrifos", said PAN senior scientist Margaret Reeves, in response to the study. [2]

Green campaigners have suggested eating organically as an important way of reducing pesticide exposure. A University of Washington study found that children fed mostly organic produce and juice had only one-sixth of the level of organophosphate pesticide byproducts in their urine compared to children who ate conventionally grown foods. [3]

[1] Huen at al. Developmental Changes in PON1 Enzyme Activity in Young Children and Effects of PON1 Polymorphisms. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2009 June. doi: 10.1289/ehp.0900870 (available at http://dx.doi.org/)
[2] www.panna.org/resources/panups/panu...
[3] Curl et al. Organophosphorus pesticide exposure of urban and suburban preschool children with organic and conventional diets. Environmental Health Perspectives.. 2003 March. 111(3): 377-382.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Surrey students force Mayor Dianne Watts to deal with pesticides...And more

The Best Way to Fertilize Your Lawn
Daily Green - USA
Organic fertilizer delivers lower doses of nutrients, and nourishes the soil, not the plant. See why that's a good thing. See all 21 organic lawn care tips ...
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Food safety standards threaten organic farming
Mother Nature Network - Atlanta,GA,USA
But those standards are forcing organic farmers to rip out vegetative borders around fields that filter storm water and harbor beneficial insects, ...
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Surrey students force Mayor Dianne Watts to deal with pesticides
Georgia Straight - Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada
Last week, the region's second largest municipality launched a public consultation process "to receive options for pesticide control in the City of Surrey". ...
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Surrey takes steps to ban pesticides
Vancouver Sun - British Columbia, Canada
SURREY - The City of Surrey is taking steps toward banning cosmetic pesticide use, starting with an eight-month trial ban of the chemicals on city property. ...
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On the trail of ants? Be persistent
Record-Searchlight - Redding,CA,USA
A quick blast from a canister of pesticide brings instant satisfaction, but it won't solve the real problem, said Flint, author of "Pests of the Garden and ...
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Friday, July 17, 2009

TheWesternStar.com: Local | Growing concern; Coalition wants provincial law banning pesticide use

TheWesternStar.com: Local | Growing concern; Coalition wants provincial law banning pesticide use

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Parkinson's patients have high levels of pesticide in their body ... And More

How Many Pets Are Poisoned by Lawn Pesticides?
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
Dogs and cats may be more vulnerable to pesticide poisoning than their human companions. After all, they nose around close to the ground, where lawn and ...
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Limestone Man Fined $5000 For Using Restricted Pesticide
Greeneville Sun - Greeneville,TN,USA
Russ Dedrick, US attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, said "Mr. Nelson's improper use of highly toxic pesticides to kill wildlife posed a serious ...
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Think Twice Before Using Pesticides: Strong Link Found with Pre ...
Natural News.com - Phoenix,AZ,USA
(NaturalNews) Just how dangerous are pesticides? No one knows the full answer to that question yet, but research is revealing that exposure to these toxins ...
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Parkinson's patients have high levels of pesticide in their body ...
Examiner.com - USA
2009;66(7):870-875), exposure to pesticides has been reported to increase the risk of Parkinson disease (PD), but identification of specific pesticides is ...
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Pesticides May Raise Alzheimer's Risk
WebMD - USA
By Charlene Laino July 15, 2009 (Vienna, Austria) -- Exposure to pesticides may have long-term effects on the nervous system, increasing the risk of ...
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Telegram - St. John's, NL: Local News | Group urges citizens to take action on cosmetic pesticide use

The Telegram - St. John's, NL: Local News | Group urges citizens to take action on cosmetic pesticide use

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Pesticide ban on eight-month trial in Surrey...And More

Pesticide runoff draining river's life
SmartBrief - Washington,DC,USA
University of California-Berkeley toxicologist Donald Weston found plenty of pyrethroid pesticides in the American River -- enough to kill tiny shrimp ...
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Pesticide ban on eight-month trial in Surrey
Surrey Leader - BC, Canada
The City of Surrey has decided to ban pesticide use on all civic properties – such as parks – for the next eight months. By Kevin Diakiw - Surrey North ...
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Welcome to Your Kamloops!: Pesticide bylaw discussion
By Arjun Singh
Council discussing bylaw that would ban cosmetic use of pesticides on residential ornamental turf, plants, shrubs - except if they have a licensed applicator or are licensed themselves. Passed unanimously.
Welcome to Your Kamloops! - http://www.yourkamloops.com/


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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pesticides linked to Parkinson's...And More

Judge considers NJ polluted neighborhood suitPhiladelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USASeveral years ago, the soil was found to contain unacceptable levels of hazardous substances that were used as pesticides. Residents of Bonnieview Lane have ...See all stories on this topic

CONTACT: Food & Water Watch and Beyond PesticidesCommon Dreams (press release) - Portland,ME,USA"Even worse, is that current regulations on triclosan haven't been updated since 1994 and much of the science used by the FDA to regulate the pesticide ...See all stories on this topic

Pesticide amnesty starts tomorrow on SaipanSaipan Tribune - Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,MicronesiaChristopher Weden of the US EPA Emergency Response Section-Superfund Program said the pesticide amnesty cleanup would give local farmers a clean slate and ...See all stories on this topic

Marin Voice: StrongerMarin Independent-Journal - San Rafael,CA,USAFor example, the goal set forth in the law of a 75 percent reduction in the use of certain pesticides was reached years ago. For the past three years, ...See all stories on this topic

Pesticide amnesty starts tomorrow on SaipanSaipan Tribune - Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,MicronesiaChristopher Weden of the US EPA Emergency Response Section-Superfund Program said the pesticide amnesty cleanup would give local farmers a clean slate and ...See all stories on this topic

Pesticide amnesty starts tomorrow on SaipanSaipan Tribune - Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,MicronesiaChristopher Weden of the US EPA Emergency Response Section-Superfund Program said the pesticide amnesty cleanup would give local farmers a clean slate and ...See all stories on this topic

New estimate triples number of Marin pesticide violations to 269Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek,CA,USAMarin County employees violated an ordinance that bans use of potentially cancer-causing pesticides 269 times between 1999 and 2008 - not 90 times as ...See all stories on this topic

Pesticides linked to Parkinson'sThe Press AssociationPeople with raised levels of a particular pesticide in their blood may have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, research has suggested. ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Cause of Cancer is Known in Lab Animals

Cause of Cancer is Known in Lab Animals
Saturday, July 11, 2009 by: Jane Jones, citizen journalist
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(NaturalNews) It's difficult to understand medical establishment claims that the cause of cancer and other diseases is unknown, when these diseases are easily created in lab rats by injecting pesticides and chemicals into them. Dr. Sherry Rogers explains, "They merely give rats one dose of a common pesticide to cause Parkinson's disease in them!

Scientists use the same recipe to create cancer in rats for research. They give them one dose of a pesticide or related chemical."Incidentally, these pesticides and chemicals are the same ones that humans consume in the food supply and are regularly exposed to in the environment. The confusion comes from the fact that this really isn't complicated science or mathematics. For all the touted and presumed intelligence in the medical establishment, this isn't a tricky one. It's more like 2 plus 2. But in this 2 plus 2, the answer isn't 4. It's routinely ignored and discredited.

Pesticides and chemicals induce cancer in lab animals, and humans are regularly exposed to these same chemicals. But, what causes cancer in humans? Um, we don't know, but those pesticides and chemicals certainly didn't do it. Is this really the answer the medical establishment expects us to believe?

All so we can be sold more chemicals, under the false delusion that they too, will cause us no harm? Even when our hair falls out and our bodies atrophy to waste, we're supposed to believe that those chemicals are good for us and will create health in our bodies?

Even more than the medical establishment, which has an enormous profit motive in having people believe such nonsense, the American people need a wake up call. Folks, it's 6am and your wake up call is here. Chemicals in your body from food and environmental sources are pretty much never a good thing. They cause problems in humans, just as they do in lab rats.

Because before your friendly researcher can test a medical establishment drug on a rat, first that researcher needs to create the disease, and they very well know how to do that - making the assertion that they don't know the cause of the disease is a little more than absurd.

An enormous part of the problem is that the government agency that regulates the food supply and that determines which chemicals are allowed in it (and which are not) is largely funded by the pharmaceutical industry. And pharmaceutical companies only make money when people are sick. In recent years, the fact that the FDA makes decisions based on the interests of the pharmaceutical companies, instead of the American people, has been brought to light on many occasions - including by the FDA's own scientists.

More:Detoxify or Die, Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., p. 29

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

12 farmworkers sickened in Kern pesticide drift...And more

Obama Is Packaging Screwing The World's Hungry as "Aid"Daily Kos - Berkeley,CA,USASome countries don't use that much pesticide to begin with, so GM crops don't result in a decrease. And even in countries that do use a lot of pesticides ...See all stories on this topic

Orser slams 'toothless' banLondon Free Press - CanadaStephen Orser, who pushed for a local ban of cosmetic pesticides, said yesterday its provincial replacement is an "expensive, toothless tiger. ...See all stories on this topic

Lawsuit Pending to Protect Polar Bears From PesticidesEnvironment News Service - USAThe Center for Biological Diversity argues that pesticides approved by the EPA for use in the United States are known to be transported to the Arctic via ...See all stories on this topic

12 farmworkers sickened in Kern pesticide driftSan Jose Mercury News - CA, USAAP The workers were exposed Friday morning when clouds of an insecticide called Assail wafted over from an orchard next to the onion field where they were ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thousands of dead fish at Lake Proctor...And More

A step forward in all-natural pesticidesChristian Science Monitor - USAScientists have long known that spraying this natural pesticide on crops helps protect them from bugs. Using it agriculturally might preclude the need for ...See all stories on this topic

'Whitewash' at court of appeal for pesticides campaignerThe Ecologist - London,UKIn November a high court ruled that what Defra called its 'reasonable, logical and lawful' regulations on the use of pesticide contravened an EU directive ...See all stories on this topic

New Dangerous Pesticide Proposed for California StrawberriesUprising - Los Angeles,CA,USAPatented by UC Riverside and licensed to “Arysta LifeScience,” the new pesticide, methyl iodide would replace the ozone depleting methyl bromide primarily ...See all stories on this topic

Thousands of dead fish at Lake ProctorReporterNews.com - Abilene,TX,USAState officials are investigating 2000 dead fish at Lake Proctor in Comanche County that may be tied to pesticide. Bryan Black, assistant commissioner of ...See all stories on this topic

Pesticide exposures, faulty home inspections prompt WSDA fines ...Access Washington - Olympia,WA,USASeveral cases involved pesticide drift or exposure. In another incident, a home owner avoided expensive pest treatments after becoming suspicious of a pest ...See all stories on this topic

Hazmat team responds to pesticide over-sprayBakersfield Now - Bakersfield,CA,USAFive field workers have been decontaminated after a pesticide over-spray in the Stallion Springs area. A Kern County Fire Department hazmat team was ...See all stories on this topic

Chicken run! Fresh, organic eggs hereOCRegister - Santa Ana,CA,USABY CINDY MCNATT As people discover that urban chickens are as easy to keep as parakeets, chicken suppliers, like Margaret Millspaugh at the Wagon Train in ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Local - Pesticides: Acceptable or unacceptable risk?

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Pesticides: Acceptable or unacceptable risk?
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BOB DIAMOND
The Western Star

Charlene Johnson, the provincial environment minister, in response to a call for a provincial ban on the use and sale of pesticides has stated that pesticides are federally registered for use and that they pose “minimal health risk.” Health Canada and the federal Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency in fact recognizes that pesticides are toxic substances designed to kill “target species” and registers and approves their use on the basis of what they consider to be an “acceptable risk” to the health of Canadians. The governments of Quebec and Ontario which have passed legislation banning the use and sale of pesticides for cosmetic purposes, the numerous municipalities who have passed bylaws banning pesticides, and the many health and environmental organizations across Canada obviously recognize that Canada’s national pesticide regulatory system, does not adequately protect us. The federal regulatory system puts at “unacceptable risk” our more vulnerable population — small children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. Some of the more commonly expressed limitations of the federal government’s pesticide registration and regulation system include: — The Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency is careful to warn users that pesticides are toxic., which is their essence, substances created to kill target species. The problem is it is not possible to confine their effects to target species. — The regulatory agency decides that the risk to human health is acceptable, based on data submitted by the registering company. It depends upon companies submitting all relevant data.
— The lab tests are done on small numbers of animals, making it difficult to predict effects in large exposed populations.— Each pesticide is tested by itself, which means that the interaction effects with the many other pollutants in the environment, as well as the combined effect of all, are not considered.
— Ethics prevent testing from being done on humans, so lab tests are done on animals that are imperfect models for humans, particularly for humans at formative and vulnerable stages of their lives.
— The “acceptable risk” determination made by the pesticide agency assumes that users closely follow all the instructions and procedures to reduce risk. Many users are unaware of or routinely disregard these requirements: they do not wear adequate protection when applying pesticides, they do not use correct concentrations or volumes, they apply at the wrong time (and frequency) and in the wrong weather (e.g., worsening the drift problem by spraying in high winds), they do not stop people and animals from entering sprayed areas at the highest risk times, and they do not safely store pesticides. Regarding the provincial environment minister’s concerns about the economic impact of a ban on the lawn and garden care industry, experience shows that where there have been bans on the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides (e.g. Halifax) that far from hurting the lawn care industry, employment and the number of businesses and people employed actually increases. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Health and Community Services has stated in reports and policy documents that the “key to achieving good health is the prevention of disease” and “that improving the overall health of our population is a priority of government.”It is about time that, as is the case in Quebec and Ontario, protecting the public from unnecessary exposure to pesticides became part of our government’s public wellness and prevention policy. We have seen a response in the media from the environment minister regarding this matter. We have heard nothing from the health minister in this regard. What is Mr. Wiseman’s position on this important health issue? Best Blogger Tips
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Group will sue EPA over pesticides in polar bears...

State needs to address county's ocean pollutionVentura County Star - Camarillo,CA,USAThat's when accumulated pesticides, herbicides, road oils, bacteria and other assorted water pollutants are flushed out of our communities and watersheds ...See all stories on this topic

Celebs ditch pants for campaignTimes of India - IndiaBollywood stars as well as British celebrities are ditching their pants to protest against the use of harmful pesticide in underwear production . ...See all stories on this topic

Group will sue EPA over pesticides in polar bearsThe Associated PressANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An environmental group has given formal notice that it will sue the federal government to protect polar bears from pesticide ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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The Telegram - St. John's, NL: Letters to the Editor | Time for the right call on lawn pesticides

The Telegram - St. John's, NL: Letters to the Editor | Time for the right call on lawn pesticides

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

LOCAL - NDP Michael calls for province to ban cosmetic pesticides.

For Immediate Release

July 6, 2009

Michael calls for province to ban cosmetic pesticides

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill- Quidi Vidi) is calling on theDanny Williams government to implement a complete ban on all cosmetic pesticides.

“In June, Environment and Conservation Minister Charlene Johnson said government is reading studies and meeting with stakeholders about the issue,”says Michael.

“There is no need for further review or consultation ― there is more than enough compelling scientific information to make the decision to ban these products.”“The responsibility for regulation should not be left in the hands of homeowners, as Johnson has indicated,” Michael added.

Other jurisdictions in Canada, Michael noted, have either implemented complete bans (Quebec) or are poised to implement bans (New Brunswick, PEI). Michael notes government’s latest action on cosmetic pesticide regulation was in 2007 when they changed legislation to narrow the zone for warning neighboursabout spraying from 50 metres to 15 metres.

She says the people of the province deserve better. “I ask government to take a leadership role in protecting the health and well-being of the people in this province,” says Michael. “Stop protecting industries which, as a matter of course, poison our environment for purely ornamental purposes.”

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Pesticides linked to blood disorder...

Pesticides, Fertilizers, Herbicides and Water PollutionHealthNewsDigest.com - New York,NY,USAAccording to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans alone churn through 75 million pounds of pesticides each year to keep the bugs off their ...See all stories on this topic

Pesticides linked to blood disorderTehran Times - IranPeople who apply pesticides have double the normal risk of developing a precancerous blood disorder, say US researchers. Called MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy ...See all stories on this topic

70 Percent of Our Food is GMO Yet 2/3 of Population Think They've ...By Evelyn Vincent Since the introduction of GM crops in the United States, more than 120 million pounds of additional pesticides have been used. 85 percent of all GM seeds are engineered for herbicide tolerance, most of these being Monsanto's “Roundup ...Essential Oils... more than basic... - http://aromatherapy4u.wordpress.com/ Best Blogger Tips
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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another Reason To Avoid Lawn Pesticides...

Another Reason To Avoid Lawn PesticidesDaily Green - USAEven the "inert" unlisted chemicals in pesticides may be toxic. See 4 ways to protect your child from pesticide exposure. ...See all stories on this topic

Studies link occupational exposures to preterm delivery, birth defectsAmerican Veterinary Medical Association - Schaumburg,IL,USAAnother study indicates that occupational exposure to radiation or pesticides may increase the risk of birth defects. The studies appeared in the May issues ...See all stories on this topic

Studies link occupational exposures to preterm delivery, birth defectsAmerican Veterinary Medical Association - Schaumburg,IL,USAAnother study indicates that occupational exposure to radiation or pesticides may increase the risk of birth defects. The studies appeared in the May issues ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Passing on garden pesticides...And More

GOLDS: Insect-killing pesticides can harm other animalsBCLocalNews - Victoria,BC,CanadaBy Elaine Golds - The Tri-City News All the controversy in Coquitlam over the use of cosmetic pesticides makes me glad to be a Port Moody resident where ...See all stories on this topic

Environmentalists Push for Pesticide LabelingCourthouse News Service - Pasadena,CA,USAThe Center for Environmental Health and Californians for Pesticide Reform say the EPA does not require the labeling on pesticide bottles of 374 "inert" but ...See all stories on this topic

Nigeria: Stop Consuming Chemically-Treated Seeds, CPC WarnsAllAfrica.com - Washington,USAThe Council disclosed that copies of a detailed letter, alerting farmers on the dangers arising from the abuse or the mis-application of pesticides, ...See all stories on this topic

Family not using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides on their 40 ...Truckee Times - Truckee,USATo add to the challenge, the Shaws are practicing sustainable farming without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. "We're hoping we will ...See all stories on this topic

Passing on garden pesticidesSurrey Leader - BC, CanadaWe support bans on cosmetic pesticides, those used to enhance the appearance of lawns, gardens, parks and recreational facilities, due to a suggestive and ...See all stories on this topic

Growing With the Crops, Nearby Property ValuesNew York Times - United StatesFrom Vermont to central California, developers are creating subdivisions around organic farms to attract buyers. If you plant it, these developers believe, ...See all stories on this topic

New national standards for organic food take effectCBC.ca - Toronto,Ontario,CanadaFood products advertised as organic must now have at least 95 per cent organic content in order to comply with new CFIA regulations. ...See all stories on this topic Best Blogger Tips
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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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