Secret EPA Deal To Abandon Year-End Ban of Deadly Pesticide Dursban

  (Beyond Pesticides, December 20, 2004) EPA is secretly negotiating a Christmas present for the Dow Chemical Company that allows continued production and use of its controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos (Dursban) for home termite use three years beyond an announced phase-out, which was to begin December 31, 2004. The agency, according to inside sources, appears poised […]

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Bush Administration Submits Brief to Supreme Court in FIFRA Preemption Case

  (Beyond Pesticides, December 10, 2004) The Supreme Court has agreed to review Bates v. Dow AgroSciences, LLC, a case involving the ability of victims to sue manufacturers for damages caused by pesticides registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The case involves Texas peanut farmers, who allege that the Dow herbicide Strongarm (diclosulam) ruined […]

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Experts call for new chemical attack antidotes

http://www.cwwg.org/men11.19.04.html Manchester Online Friday, 19th November 2004 SCIENTISTS need to develop new antidotes to prepare for possible terrorist chemical attacks in the West, researchers urged today. The antidotes are also needed to tackle pesticide poisoning in developing countries where it is a leading cause of premature death, according to the study in the British Medical […]

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Insecticide Resistance in Mosquitoes Being Studied

  November 19, 2004 Researchers in Texas are studying possible mosquito resistance to the insecticides being used. Fragments of mosquito genes will be cloned and sequenced to determine what mutations, if any, have occurred, Pietrantonio said. “If mutations have taken place,” she said, “the insect will no longer die” when treated with insecticides. The project […]

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EPA Suspends Study on Kids And Pesticides

  By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, November 10, 2004; Page A06 Environmental Protection Agency has suspended a controversial study aimed at exploring how infants and toddlers absorb pesticides and other household chemicals, officials said yesterday. Several rank-and-file EPA scientists had questioned the ethics of the two-year experiment, which would have given the […]

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Study of Pesticides and Children Stirs Protests; Staffers Fear EPA Project Endangers Participants

  By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, October 30, 2004; Page A02 An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to study young children’s exposure to pesticides has sparked a flurry of internal agency protests, with several career officials questioning whether the survey will harm vulnerable infants and toddlers. The EPA announced this month that it […]

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Chemical Industry Funds Aid EPA Study Effect of Substances on Children Probed

  By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, October 26, 2004; Page A23 The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to accept $2 million from the American Chemistry Council to help fund a study exploring the impact of pesticides and household chemicals on young children, prompting an outcry from environmentalists. The Children’s Environmental Exposure Research […]

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PEDIATRICIANS NEED MORE TRAINING ON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH News National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) http://www.niehs.nih.gov/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 21, 2004 Doctors and nurses need more environmental health training to prevent, recognize, and treat diseases caused by environmental exposures, according to a new study funded by the […]

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Hidden Danger; Environmental Health Threats in the Latino Community

  Pollution in the United States poses health risks for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, or country of origin. A large percentage of U.S. Latinos, however, live and work in urban and agricultural areas where they face heightened danger of exposure to air pollution, unsafe drinking water, pesticides, and lead and mercury contamination. These […]

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Report Details New Links Between Environmental Toxicants and Breast Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO – A new report on environmental links to breast cancer concludes that exposure to synthetic chemicals and radiation has contributed more than previously thought to the rising incidence of breast cancer. The report, “State of the Evidence 2004: What Is the Connection Between the Environment and Breast Cancer?” was jointly released today by […]

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