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Farmworker and Health Advocates Petition EPA to Cancel Carcinogenic Pesticide

Monday, April 12th, 2010

(Beyond Pesticides, April 12, 2010) Environmental, public health, labor and farmworker advocacy organizations from across the country have filed a petition asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rescind the Bush administration era approval of the highly toxic fumigant pesticide methyl iodide in light of troubling new findings uncovered in California studies. The petition […]

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And the “Toxie” Goes to‚Ķ

Friday, March 12th, 2010

(Beyond Pesticides, March 12, 2010) Over 40 million Americans watched Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges win the best actress and actor Oscars at the 82nd Academy Awards last Sunday. On Wednesday March 3rd, Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE) recognized the year‚Äôs bad actors, bad chemical actors that is, at the first ever […]

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New Study Links Pesticide Use to Thyroid Disease in Women

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

(Beyond Pesticides, February 22, 2010) Wives of agricultural pesticide applicators have a significantly increased risk of developing thyroid disease, according to the new study, ‚ÄúPesticide Use and Thyroid Disease Among Women in the Agricultural Health Study,‚ÄĚ published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Using data collected from more than 16,500 female spouses from Iowa and […]

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CA Reports Overall Pesticide Use Down, Use on Strawberries Up

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

(Beyond Pesticides, December 4, 2007) On November 29, 2007, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) reported 2006 pesticide use statistics that showed continued progress toward less pesticide use statewide. However, strawberry growers increased their reliance the highly toxic, ozone depleting fumigant methyl bromide. Overall statewide pesticide use declined by nearly six million pounds from […]

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EPA Expected To Allow Toxic Fumigant for Agriculture

Friday, September 28th, 2007

(Beyond Pesticides, September 28, 2007) EPA is due to make a decision on methyl iodide, a highly reactive and carcinogenic chemical, for use in crop production as a soil fumigant. Scientists across the country are alarmed by the prospect of registering methyl iodide as a pesticide, and fifty-four chemists and physicians from across the country […]

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