U.S. Population Burdened With High Levels of Pesticides In Their Bodies

  (Beyond Pesticides, May 12, 2004) Many U.S. residents carry toxic pesticides in their bodies above government assessed “acceptable” levels, the highest being children, women and Mexican Americans, according to a report, Chemical Trespass: Pesticides in Our Bodies and Corporate Accountability, released May 11, 2004 by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA). The report makes […]

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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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Lawn chemicals linked to dog cancer, says U.S. study

April 21, 2004 | WASHINGTON — A study that links lawn chemicals to bladder cancer in Scottish terriers could help shed light on whether they cause cancer in some people, U.S. researchers said Tuesday. Purdue University researchers surveyed 83 owners of Scottish terriers whose pets had recently been diagnosed with bladder cancer for their report, […]

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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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Montreal Will Ban Cosmetic Use Pesticides

  (Beyond Pesticides, March 12, 2004) According to the CBC, Canada’s national public broadcaster, the City of Montreal is set to ban almost all cosmetic use of chemical pesticides, saying the new rules could be in place in some parts of the city this summer. According to city officials, the new bylaw is one of […]

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Monarch migration across Texas smallest in 14 years

  Associated Press AUSTIN- The annual migration of monarch butterflies that crosses Texas en route to Central Mexico is the smallest in 14 years, experts say. Hundreds of millions of the large, colorful butterflies migrate to near Mexico City from the United States and Canada each fall. But herbicides, changing farming practices and weather are […]

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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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