Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tag: pesticides

People of color and low income communities are more exposed to...

“For too long communities of color have served as literal dumping grounds for many of our nation’s most dangerous toxic chemicals, including pesticides."

EPA expected to extend use of bee-killing pesticides

“These insecticides are not helping the productivity of crops on fields — it seems an amazing effort to blanket all these acres with something that doesn’t have a return on investment."

EPA finds two widely used pesticides harm majority of endangered species

Atrazine and glyphosate are both causing severe harm to many of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Is your tap water safe to drink? Pesticides, radioactive material, PFAS...

“With more funding, stronger federal safety standards and a greater focus on helping historically disadvantaged areas, safe water could finally be a given for all communities across the country.”

New report ranks 17 major US food manufacturers on their actions...

The report was conducted by As You Sow and found General Mills, Lamb Weston, Del Monte, and PepsiCo to score the highest when it came their actions to reduce the growing risk of pesticide use.

EPA takes action to protect Pacific salmon from pesticides

Pesticides generally are a problem for salmon for several reasons and can have a variety of impacts depending on the chemical involved.

Federal Appeals Court orders EPA to ban toxic pesticide Chlorpyrifos

“This ruling is a huge victory for children and communities across the country who will finally be spared by needless poisonings and lifelong learning disabilities.”

New study finds correlation between specific pesticides and central nervous system...

"Policy interventions to reduce pesticide exposure in individuals residing near agricultural fields should be considered to protect the health of children."

64% of world’s farmland at risk from pesticide pollution, study finds

"This is important because the wider scientific literature has found that pesticide pollution can have adverse impacts on human health and the environment."

Chlorpyrifos ‘has no place on food’: 100 organizations urge EPA to...

"It is time for the Biden administration to demonstrate its commitment to science, children, and farmworkers and finish the job."

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