Maryland State House Organic Land Care Demonstration Project

  The State of Maryland has launched its “Landscaping Smarter” website, which promotes and explains this model initiative around the Maryland State House grounds in Annapolis advocating Bay-friendly lawn care that is pesticide-free. We especially wish to acknowledge the donated products and services for the project from several business. Bee Safe Organics, Auburn, NH Blades […]

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Diverse Coalition Testifies in Support of Mandatory Pesticide Reporting

  Farmers, public health and environmental professionals, moms, watermen and other advocates testified today before the House Environmental Matters Committee in favor of the Pesticide Reporting and Information Act (House Bill 775/Senate Bill 675). Read more….   […]

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Pesticides in Maryland’s environment on the Marc Steiner Show.

  Marc Steiner discusses pesticides in Maryland’s environment in light of the release of two reports – a federal report detailing the prevalence of pesticides in the Chesapeake Bay and a Maryland Environmental Health Network report identifying the impact of pesticides on our children’s health- and the Pesticide Information Act requiring pesticide applicators to submit […]

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Join us for the 19th Annual Maryland Environmental Summit

  – Tuesday, January. 29th, 4:30 to 6:00 pm – The Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis Join us for the 19th Annual Citizens Campaign for the Environment Legislative Summit in Annapolis – hear from top legislative leaders and advocates about the environmental priorities for the 2013 General Assembly Session. 2013 will be […]

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Maryland Children’s Environmental Health Progress Report

  The groundbreaking 2012 Maryland Children’s Environmental Health Progress Report focuses on the environmental health concerns associated with pesticides and other toxic chemicals, as well as air and water pollution, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction (‘fracking’) and climate change. Maryland has made much progress, yet there are many additional opportunities to protect our children from exposure […]

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Dr. Theo Colburn’s Letter to the President About Chemicals Disrupting our Bodies

Dr. Theo Colborn is Founder and President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) and Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the University of Florida, Gainesville reads her letter to President Obama about the alarming impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals on human health. A report published in 2012 documents extensive research showing that endocrine disrupting chemicals – including […]

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A Generation In Jeopardy: How pesticides are undermining our children’s health and intelligence

This new report highlights the growing body of science linking pesticides to learning disabilities, childhood cancer and asthma in the United States. The report calls for policy makers to protect our children and future generations. This report, released by Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN, draws from research published within the past five years. Our […]

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Schools learning to keep pests away without toxins, Law requiring advance notice of chemical use led officials to try steam, kites and noise.

  By Edwin Acevedo Staff writer Instead of using dangerous herbicides to get rid of weeds, some Central New York schools steam them away. Shrieking noisemakers scare off seagulls at North Syracuse’s athletic stadium, while floating scarecrows keep them out at Liverpool. Border collies might be brought to North Syracuse to chase away Canada geese, […]

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Study Shows Farmers Poisoned by Pesticides Can Cause Depression

September 10, 2002 | Farmers exposed to pesticides have nearly a six-fold increased risk of suffering from depressive symptoms, according to a new study published in the Annals of Epidemiology (vol. 12, no. 6, pages 389-394). “Pesticide Poisoning and Depressive Symptoms Among Farm Residents” looks at exposure to individuals exposed to agriculture use of organophosphate […]

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American Chemical Society News Release

  (posted 08/02/02) ORLANDO, FL — Natural killer cells are like the Marines of our immune system; they have the capability to defend us against a lot of different threats. But researchers have uncovered a potential counter-threat to this front-line protection. Our body’s natural killer cells could be rendered irreversibly powerless to guard against invading […]

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