Prevalent Risk to Pregnant Women

  Enviornmental Health Perspectives, 111-1, 2003, Science Selections Studying Household Pesticide Exposures Traditionally, risk assessment of pesticide exposure has focused on agricultural and occupational use of pesticides. However, there is growing evidence that pesticide concentrations may be even higher in urban areas–especially within homes–than in rural areas. In this month’s issue, a team of researchers […]

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Ethics of Human Pesticide Studies Questioned

  Reuters Health, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_11150.html By: Todd Zwillich Wednesday, January 8, 2003   WASHINGTON (Reuters Health) Scientists and environmental groups urged a federal advisory panel Wednesday to recommend a ban on chemical industry experiments that test the safety of pesticides and other potentially toxic chemicals in humans. Labeling the experiments unethical and scientifically suspect, the groups […]

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Schools learning to keep pests away without toxins, Law requiring advance notice of chemical use led officials to try steam, kites and noise.

  By Edwin Acevedo Staff writer Instead of using dangerous herbicides to get rid of weeds, some Central New York schools steam them away. Shrieking noisemakers scare off seagulls at North Syracuse’s athletic stadium, while floating scarecrows keep them out at Liverpool. Border collies might be brought to North Syracuse to chase away Canada geese, […]

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