Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Is Your Child’s School Protecting Them From Pesticide Chemicals?

Did you know that Maryland (MD) was the first state in the country to pass a law that established pesticides as a public health issue for children attending public schools? While it is a well-known fact that pesticides are impacting our children, there aren’t many laws that actually p
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Study Finds “Bee-Friendly” Plants Often Contain Harmful Pesticides

Are bee-killers lurking in your backyard? According to a national study released today, there’s a good chance they are. The study, Gardeners Beware 2014, released by Friends of the Earth and other organizations, including the Maryland Pesticide Network, shows that 36 out of 71 (51 per
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Governor O’Malley Signs Funding Bill for Pesticide Reporting

On May 15, 2014, Governor Martin O’Malley brought Maryland one step closer to having much-needed information about pesticide usage by signing House Bill 621 / Senate Bill 700 into law, which establishes funding for pesticide reporting. As advocates cheered the bill signing, they
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WHAT MARYLAND’S BABIES, BEES AND BAY HAVE IN COMMON, WHY WE SHOULD BE WORRIED – AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN, OUR WILDLIFE AND OUR WATERWAYS. For Tips on Healthy Living/Safer Alternatives Protect your family: For tips on safer products and healthy eating – click here Engage your community to protect themselves from unnecessary exposur
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Maryland General Assembly Establishes Funding for Pesticide Reporting

Advocates Say HB 621 / SB 700 is Step toward Scientifically Valid Pesticide Reporting (Annapolis, MD) – The Maryland General Assembly has given final passage to Senate Bill 700, legislation that generates revenue for professional pesticide usage reporting through a modest increase on
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We Are What We Eat: Top 10 Tips for Eating Healthy

Are you concerned about the chemicals that all too often end up in your family meals? Read our article We Are What We Eat: Top 10 Tips for Eating Healthy to find out how to ensure your family is eating healthier!
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New Survey Shows Maryland Voters Very Concerned About Pesticide Risks, Support Legislative Action

Marylanders are very concerned about the health and environmental risks posed by pesticides, and the majority overwhelmingly support increasing the annual product registration fee to establish a pesticide reporting database, according to a new poll released today by the Smart on Pesti
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A Step Closer to Pesticides Reporting in 2014

What do Maryland’s kids, our declining honeybees and fish have in common – and especially during this Maryland 2014 legislative session? Pesticides! High rates of childhood cancer, autism, ADHD and asthma in Maryland and elsewhere have been linked to pesticide exposures. Pesticides ar
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Coalition Response to Pesticide Workgroup Interim Report

Download a PDF of this document here. The Smart on Pesticides coalition applauds the leadership of the Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup co-chairs, Senator Roger Manno and Delegate Stephen Lafferty, in working to find consensus amongst a stakeholder group represen
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