Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Pesticide ban should be province-wide: Cancer Society

Municipal pesticides bans not workable, says Jane Farquharson New provincial legislation allowing municipalities to control some cosmetic pesticide use doesn’t go far enough, says the P.E.I. chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society. Executive director Jane Farquharson told CBC New
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Pesticides are polluting our waters — and we often don’t know it

By Puneet Kollipara April 13 Pesticides bring major benefits to modern agriculture, keeping dangerous bugs and fungi and pathogens at bay while boosting yields and making farming more efficient. But what about risks? Like any chemicals — manmade or not — pesticides can be bad for huma
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Why There’s More Concern For Farmworkers After Pesticide Cancer Study

by Courtney Flatt Few people come into contact with farm chemicals the way agricultural workers do. That’s why a new health report on a commonly used herbicide is raising special concerns about farmworkers and cancer. For years, researchers have seen glyphosate as one of the least har
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Stop Making Us Guinea Pigs

by Mark Bittman The issues surrounding G.M.O.s — genetically modified organisms — have never been simple. They became more complicated last week when the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used herbicide Roundup, p
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Pesticides Linked to Honeybee Deaths Pose More Risks, European Group Says

By DAVID JOLLY, APRIL 8, 2015 PARIS — An influential European scientific body said on Wednesday that a group of pesticides believed to contribute to mass deaths of honeybees is probably more damaging to ecosystems than previously thought and questioned whether the substances had a pla
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Progress on the 2015 Pollinator Protection Act

Though we were disappointed that the Pollinator Protection Act (Senate Bill 163/House Bill 605) did not pass this legislative session, we are pleased to report that we’ve built a lot of momentum to restrict neonicotinoid (“neonics”) pesticides in 2016. Pressure brought by indust
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Insect spray may lower testosterone levels in men

http://www.reutershealth.com/archive/2006/01/11/eline/links/20060111elin001.html Reuters January 12, 2006 By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – While infertility may be caused by a number of factors, new study findings suggest that exposure to nonpersistent, or sho
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In Memory of Andrea Kidd Taylor, DrPH, MSPH

The Maryland Pesticide Network (MPN) is deeply saddened by the passing of Andrea Kidd Taylor, DrPH, MSPH, a valued collaborator, consultant to and supporter of MPN and a dear friend. She passed away after a long illness, and is survived by her husband Dr. Jimmy Taylor and two children
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Ask The Biopest Man: Six Suggestions To Naturally Avoid Mosquito Bites This Summer

My mom lives in Queens, NY and has a backyard that is mostly grass with some shrubs.  She seems to have a bad mosquito problem where everytime she goes out in the yard, she gets bitten up, mostly on her legs.  My sister was over there recently and said the mosquitoes were so bad that
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