pesticides

How To Report Pesticide Exposure

For Emergencies, call 9-1-1 For non-emergencies there is now a FREE MOBIL APP to Report pesticide related incidents 24/7. This FREE mobile App allows the general public & field workers to easily submit pesticide-related concerns 24/7. The bilingual CASPIR determines the correct agency for you–no need to hunt down the agency that will ultimately handle …

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Pesticides explained: the toxic chemicals in up to 70% of produce

The US continues to use several pesticides banned in the EU or other countries, including atrazine, glyphosate, 1,3-D, paraquat and neonicotinoids. All have been linked to serious health or environmental consequences. For example, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles found exposure to paraquat and two other pesticides increased the risk for Parkinson’s disease …

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Prenatal and early-life pesticide exposures associated with increased autism risk and severity

“As the authors conclude, “Our findings support the hypotheses that prenatal and infant pesticide exposures to these substances increase the risks for autism spectrum disorder, and exposures in infancy could contribute to risks for more severely impaired phenotypes with…intellectual disability.” This study is the largest of its kind to date. The co-authors end their paper …

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Greenwashing 101

More greenwashing from chemically heavy wine industry:

 Copper is benign compared to most of the horrific chemicals used in the vineyards.  Organic Wine’s Deadly Carbon Footprint © Genetic Literacy Project | Workers spray grapevines with copper sulfate in a Spanish vineyard. It should be the more eco-friendly option, but is organic viticulture bad for the environment? By James Lawrence | Posted Monday, …

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Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe | Environment | The Guardian

“The research, published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, found herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, as well as antimicrobial drugs used in livestock. The risk to people of antimicrobial drug resistance is well known, but Johnston highlighted resistance to fungicides too. “There are some pretty nasty fungal infections that are taking off in hospitals,” …

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Environmental Working Group (EWG) event in San Francisco February 1st, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This is the amazing organization that does chemical analysis of pesticide residue, researches toxins in beauty products and publishes the “dirty dozen” foods with highest pesticide concentrations. Their work has rippled through the world to educate, inform and contribute to better health. Here is the Dirty Dozen list: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty-dozen.php   You’re Invited After-hours with EWG VERIFIED™: …

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