User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-National
Category: Pesticides
Last updated: Oct 20 2017 05:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined 20.10.2017 NPR News
Researchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.
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It's time to nix neonics 11.10.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David Suzuki The Canadian government is banning plastic microbeads in toiletries. Although designed to clean us, they're polluting the environment, putting the health of fish, wildlife and people at risk. Manufacturers and consumers ushered plastic microbeads into the marketplace, but when we learned of their dangers, we moved to phase them out. Why, then, is it taking so long to phase out the world's most widely used insecticides, neonicotinoids? Scientists have proven they're harming not only the pests they're designed to kill, but also a long list of non-target species, including pollinators we rely on globally for about one-third of food crops. Neonics are systemic pesticides. Plants absorb and integrate them into all tissues -- roots, stems, leaves, flowers, pollen and nectar. First introduced in the 1990s, they now account for one-third of the global pesticide market. Agricultural applications include leaf sprays, and seed and soil treatments. They're also used for trees, turf products, and flea ...
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The Vietnam War Is Not History For Victims Of Agent Orange 8.10.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The actions of the U.S. government and the U.S. manufacturers of Agent Orange and other deadly herbicides is a moral outrage.
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Michael Dourson’s Toxic Wake: Locations Across the US Contaminated by Eight Chemicals “Blessed” by Trump EPA Toxics Nominee 28.9.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Samantha Lovell is a Project Specialist. [Use this link to see all of our posts on Dourson.] Next Wednesday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Michael Dourson – who has made a career as a chemical industry hired gun – to lead the EPA toxics office. […]
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Poachers target Africa’s lions, vultures with poison 27.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Hundreds of vultures in Namibia died after feeding on an elephant carcass that poachers had poisoned. Poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks. In Mozambique three lions died after eating bait infused with a crop pesticide.
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Diet Diary: The harmful effects of Glyphosate residue in food items 23.9.2017 Health – The Indian Express
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WSU researchers see popular herbicide affecting health across generations 21.9.2017 Environmental News Network
First, the good news. Washington State University researchers have found that a rat exposed to a popular herbicide while in the womb developed no diseases and showed no apparent health effects aside from lower weight.
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EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists 20.9.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to a review of financial records and his published work by The Associated Press....
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No sole factor in Central Washington birth-defect cluster, health officials say 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Over a six-year period, 45 babies in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties were born with anencephaly, a neural-tube defect that is uniformly fatal.
Farmers, beekeepers put aside differences to aid bees 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A new pilot project in North Dakota aims to get past frequent finger-pointing between beekeepers and farmers over the decline in bee populations and get them to work together with scientists to reverse the trend. “It’s an effort to help everybody realize that it is a complex issue and that solving […]
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Farmers, beekeepers put aside differences to aid bees 7.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new pilot project in North Dakota aims to get past frequent finger-pointing between beekeepers and farmer
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Pest control professionals have key role in public health: United Phosphorus Limited Chairman R D Shroff 21.8.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers 19.8.2017 AP National
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday....
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California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers 19.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos (klor-PHIR-e-fos) to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton grown in California, the nation’s agricultural leader, as […]
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Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers' children 17.8.2017 Environmental News Network
Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley.In a study of children in the Salinas Valley’s agricultural community, researchers found significant associations between elemental sulfur use and poorer respiratory health. The study linked reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from recent elemental sulfur applications compared to unexposed children.
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The Latest: Romania incinerates eggs yolks amid scandal 11.8.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the contaminated egg scare in Europe (all times local):
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When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice 9.8.2017 GreenBiz.com
CRISPR gene editing can fight crop disease far more benignly than conventional practices.
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EPA won’t regulate pesticides on cannabis crops, leaving consumers at risk 7.8.2017 Denver Post: Local
Regulating pesticides for cannabis grows remains a state and consumer issue because of marijuana's illegal status at the federal level.
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Court strikes down Montgomery County’s ban on lawn pesticides 4.8.2017 Washington Post
Court strikes down Montgomery County’s ban on lawn pesticides
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Monsanto Employee Emails Show Efforts to Marshal Scientists 4.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
An escalating legal battle between Monsanto and a plaintiffs’ law firm offers an unusual look inside how the world’s largest seed company defended a controversial herbicide.
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