Integrated Pest Control Release

  Integrated Pest Management More Effective Than Conventional Pest Control, Independent of Sanitation Practices ATLANTA and BLACKSBURG, Va., July 15, 2004 – A recent study by Atlanta-based pest management company Orkin, Inc. and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) found that Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is far more effective in controlling cockroach populations […]

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Concerns rise over chemicals as targets

  By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff | June 1, 2004 WASHINGTON — Homeland Security watchdogs call them “prepositioned weapons of mass destruction” for terrorists: huge tanks of concentrated deadly gases that the chemical industry stores near densely populated areas and that railroads bring through cities en route to somewhere else. The United States harbors more […]

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Ontario College of Family Physicians – PRESS RELEASE – Pesticide Hazards

  TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ -The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is strongly recommending that people reduce their exposure to pesticides wherever possible after releasing a comprehensive review of research on the effects of pesticides on human health. Released today, the review shows consistent links to serious illnesses such as cancer, reproductive problems and […]

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Pre-Term Labor Drug Sensitizes Brain to Pesticide Injury

  (Beyond Pesticides, April 15, 2004) A drug commonly prescribed to halt pre-term labor and stave off premature birth might leave the brains of children susceptible to other chemicals ubiquitously present in the environment, according to research conducted on laboratory animals by Duke University Medical Center pharmacologists. Their new study, “Does pharmacotherapy for preterm labor […]

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U.S. Lawn Care Industry Alarmed by Canadian Bylaws

  (Beyond Pesticides, April 14, 2004) A recent article in the February edition of Landscape Management hints at lawn care industry tactics that are to come against grassroots activists in U.S., after the plethora of bylaws passed in Canada banning cosmetic use pesticides. The article states that the “urgent message from the Canadian lawn care […]

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Anti-pesticide bylaw takes effect today

  By JENNIFER LEWINGTON CITY HALL BUREAU CHIEF Toronto Globe and Mail, Ontario. Thursday, April 1, 2004 – Page A11 The city’s new pesticide by-law, which takes effect today, aims to wean homeowners off using chemical products to kill lawn weeds and bugs. With the bylaw, Toronto joins more than 66 other cities in Canada […]

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You failed the blood test.

  By Christopher Wanjek Special to The Washington Post Tuesday, February 3, 2004; Page HE01 Locked in fat cells and circulating through your blood is a potentially toxic cocktail of thousands of industrial chemicals, some of which have been banned for more than a decade. They have names with pronunciations as frightful as the chemicals […]

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Indoor air is becoming polluted by powerful household chemicals

  From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Tuesday, December 23, 2003 By Don Hopey, Post-Gazette Staff Writer A recent study has found the dust and air trapped inside homes is likely to contain a wide variety of human reproduction-disrupting and cancer-causing chemicals. These chemicals are found in common consumer products and exposure to them could affect the health […]

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Canaries in the mine: Evidence of chemical effects on kids mounts

  By JOAN LOWY, Scripps Howard News Service December 21, 2003 At Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Dr. Martha Herbert is seeing younger and younger children who have been prescribed powerful drugs because their behavior is “so extreme.” One 4-year-old was treated with Risperdol, an antipsychotic drug usually prescribed to adult schizophrenics, because she tried […]

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