Study Shows Neurotoxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos (Dusban) Also Damages Heart and Liver

  (Beyond Pesticides, November 21, 2003) According to Science News, a new study has found chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic organophosphate insecticide commonly sold as Dursban, was recently found to damage heart and liver cells, in addition to the affects it is already known to have on the brain. Although chlorpyrifos had many of its uses “phased-out” […]

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Study Shows Neurotoxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos (Dusban) Also Damages Heart and Liver

  (Beyond Pesticides, November 21, 2003) According to Science News, a new study has found chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic organophosphate insecticide commonly sold as Dursban, was recently found to damage heart and liver cells, in addition to the affects it is already known to have on the brain. Although chlorpyrifos had many of its uses “phased-out” […]

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New Survey Finds 100% of Responding Hospitals Use Hazardous Pesticides In or Around Facilities

  (Beyond Pesticides, November 12, 2003) A first-of-its-kind survey of top U.S. hospitals finds that many major hospitals are regularly spraying toxic pesticides, unnecessarily risking the health of patients, staff and visitors. The survey results are detailed in a new report, Healthy Hospitals: Controlling Pests Without Harmful Pesticides. The report, released today by health advocate […]

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Saliva spits out information on chemical exposure

  10-23-2003 – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Home testing of saliva to measure personal hormone levels is gaining popularity, with dozens of companies offering do-it-yourself, mail-in test kits. Battelle scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory envision a day when it may be nearly as easy to detect chemical exposure or even […]

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Biomarker for Neuropathic OP Exposure Found As Neuropathies Skyrocket

  Recent research found a new method to detect human exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides. Scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences released a study, “Biosensor detection of neuropathy target esterase in whole blood as a biomarker of exposure to neuropathic organophosphorus compounds,” which appeared in the April 11 2003 edition of the Journal of […]

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Integrated Pest Management in an Urban Community: A Successful Partnership for Prevention

  Barbara L. Brenner,1 Steven Markowitz,2 Maribel Rivera,1,3 Harry Romero,3 Matthew Weeks,4 Elizabeth Sanchez,3 Elena Deych,1 Anjali Garg,1 James Godbold,1 Mary S. Wolff,1 Philip J. Landrigan,1 and Gertrud Berkowitz1 1Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York, USA; 2Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College, City University […]

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Maryland Public Schools Achieve IPM STAR Certification

  (Beyond Pesticides, June 28, 2003) Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) was awarded the IPM STAR certificate on June 16, 2004 from the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Institute of North America in recognition of its comprehensive school pest management program. AACPS is the fourth school system in the country to achieve this recognition. IPM […]

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Risk factors for female infertility in an agricultural region

  Greenlee, AR, TE Arbuckle and P-H Chyou. 2003. Epidemiology 14:429-436 Greenlee et al. report a strong association between using herbicides and infertility in women. In their study population, women who were infertile were 27 times more likely to have mixed or applied herbicides in the two years prior to attempting conception than women who […]

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Does pharmacotherapy for preterm labor sensitize the developing brain to environmental neurotoxicants? Cellular and synaptic effects of sequential exposure to terbutaline and chlorpyrifos in neonatal rats.

  Rhodes MC, Seidler FJ, Qiao D, Tate CA, Cousins MM, Slotkin TA. Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA. It is increasingly clear that environmental toxicants target specific human subpopulations. In the current study, we examined the effects of prior developmental exposure to a beta(2)-adrenoceptor agonist used […]

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Exposure to Indoor Pesticides during Pregnancy in a Multiethnic, Urban Cohort.

  January 2003. Environmental Health Perspectives 111 (1): 79-84. Gertrud S., Josephine Obel, Elena Deych, Robert Lapinski, James Godbold, Zhisong Liu, Philip J. Landrigan, and Mary S. Wolff Abstract: Evidence is growing that indoor pesticide exposure is of considerable magnitude in the United States and that pesticide concentrations may be especially high in urban areas. […]

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