Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: pesticides

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."

New test finds aerially sprayed pesticide contains PFAS causing significant environmental...

"Once again, the EPA has failed to protect the American people from harmful pollution by absurdly designating PFAS as ‘inert’ and allowing corporations to withhold crucial information about it."

Investigation: How pesticide companies are marketing themselves as a solution to...

“The current food system is responsible for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions; it’s also fully dependent on oil both for transport and because pesticides and fertilizers are petrochemically-derived.”

Widely used pesticide re-approved by EPA said to harm more than...

"This alarming assessment leaves no doubt that this hideously dangerous pesticide should be banned in the U.S., just as it is across much of the world."

Tell Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop selling Bayer-Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicides

Tell Home Deport and Lowe's to remove Roundup from store shelves and help protect both human and pollinators' health.

New legislation to ban toxic pesticides helps protect children’s health

“The federal pesticide policy is in urgent need of reform.”

EPA thumbs nose at court order, says farmers can still use...

The move by the EPA amounts to a generous gift to BASF, Bayer and Corteva Agrisciences whose dicamba herbicides were deemed by the court to have been approved by the EPA illegally.

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