Maryland hospitals cutting toxic pesticides

  By Sara Michael Examiner Staff Writer 10/27/08 Hospitals are normally a place to get well — not to be exposed to toxic chemicals. But many health care facilities rely on toxic chemicals for pest control, prompting several local hospitals to vow to use safer ways to kill ants, roaches and termites. “We’re not adding […]

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Maryland Farming Subsidies Mitigate Fertilizer Damage

  (Beyond Pesticides, December 5, 2007) The state of Maryland, in an effort to stem the extensive pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, has developed a cost-share program that pays farmers to plant winter cover crops, beginning with a pilot program in 1992. Farmers plant a variety of crops, wheat being the most popular, which in […]

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