pesticide exposure

EPA backs down from plan that could have allowed youth farmworkers to handle pesticides

See our earlier article on the Farm Bureau lobbying for kids to spray pesticides: House Farm Bill Increases Pesticide Risks to Children … House Farm Bill Increases Pesticide Risks to Children, Farmworkers The House farm bill includes several proposals that would roll back key pesticide protections, putting children, farmworkers, communities and even endangered species at …

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PETITION ALERT: The public isn’t told when hazardous pesticides are used nearby

PETITION ALERT: The public isn’t told when hazardous pesticides are used nearby – and we don’t think that’s right by Jane Sellen | Mar 3, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments California communities need pesticide spray notification Target: California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation Did you know? Beekeepers get notice of pesticide applications. Growers in Kern …

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Pesticide Action Network (PAN): Whats on those conventionally farmed peaches?

Peaches 62 Pesticide Residues Found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program1,2,3 Human Health Effects: 8 — Known or Probable Carcinogens4 24 — Suspected Hormone Disruptors 12 — Neurotoxins 9 — Developmental or Reproductive Toxins Environmental Effects: 20 — Honeybee Toxins5 Pesticide Residues Found in Peaches: What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6 Conventional vs. Organic …

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Sonoma Gets Its (Toxics) Closeup: What’s On Those Vines? by Pam Strayer

It is important to know what is in our wine. We are reposting in case you missed it the first time. Thanks to Pam and her hard work…and for sharing. Has anything changed since this was written?  Here is an eye opening assessment report on the winegrowers ‘sustainability’ meeting by Pam Strayer, a leading specialist on organic and …

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Organically Sonoma Launches: New Website to Help Consumers Find Fine and Everyday Wines from Sonoma’s Organic Vines

“According to the California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation, in 2017 Sonoma growers and vintners used 74,815 pounds of glyphosate on wine grape vines. Glyphosate is the leading ingredient in Roundup,” she said, “which we now know is a carcinogen. According to state statistics, in 2017 Sonoma County’s growers applied 9,751 pounds of one fungicide, boscalid …

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Why California is Banning Chlorpyrifos, a Widely Used Pesticide: 5 Questions Answered

“In my view, we have consistent scientific evidence that chlorpyrifos threatens children’s neurological development. We know what this pesticide does to people, and it is time to move to safer alternatives.” Gina Solomon is a Principal Investigator at PHI, researching environmental health and chemical policy issues. Why California is Banning Chlorpyrifos, a Widely Used Pesticide: …

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