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• Pesticides More Toxic Than Their Active Ingredients
• Pesticides Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease
• Pyrethroid Insecticides Persist Indoors
• Glyphosate Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease
• Child Neurodevelopment Problems Linked to Organophosphates
• Save Our Crops Coalition
• Imidacloprid Harmful at Very Low Doses
• Pesticides Detected in Pollen and Wax
• Little Benefit from Neonicotinoid Insecticide Seed Treatment
• Collective IQ Forfeiture Due to Neurotoxins
• Cancer Study of Organic Foods and Women
• Glyphosate in Breast Milk
• Bee Larvae Harmed by Trace Amounts of Imidacloprid

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• Maine growers who use pesticides must be licensed
• Pesticide Use on K-12 Public School Grounds in Maine
• Maine BPC sponsors presentation on "nightmare scenarios"
• Glyphosate may alter the gut flora in poultry
• Chlorine linked to food allergies
• Links between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease
• Pesticides linked to prostate cancer risk
• Maryland bans arsenic in chicken feed
• Pesticides linked to human fertility issues
• Pesticides linked to risk of infant leukemia
• Organophosphates linked to memory loss
• Occupations and exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors
• Combination of brain injury and pesticide exposure increases risk of Parkinson’s disease
• Children at high risk of exposure to toxic chemicals
• Early life exposure to pesticides
• Children exposed to chlorpyrifos
• Exposure of bumblebees to neonicotinoid and pyrethroid insecticides
• Inquiry questions the safety for pollinators of imidacloprid

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• Atrazine may be linked to risk of choanal atresia
• Exposure to chlorpyrifos linked to lower short-term memory scores
• Amphibian embryos affected by glyphosate
• French government may ban Cruiser OSR
• Herbicide use has increased on GE crops
• Use of Roundup in New York City
• Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. fined
• EPA bans sale of Guthion
• Minnesota Supreme Court rules against organic farmers
• Insecticide found in lobsters
• Pesticides undermine children’s health

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• Washington, D.C. restricts pesticides
• Citizens for a Green Gorham
• France will ban neonicotinoid pesticide
• Sygenta fined for atrazine found in water supplies
• Fungicide chlorothalonil alters ecosystems
• Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce
• Herbicide-tolerant crops increasing herbicide use in U.S.
• Pesticides linked to health problems
• Chlorpyrifos linked to bran abnormalities
• Union Carbide Corporation ruled not liable for Bhopal disaster
• Toxins readily passed to future generations
• Pesticide drift ruled as trespassing

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• Studies show damage to bees by neonicotinoids
• New GE crops tolerate herbicides 2,4-D and dicamba
• Fetuses harmed by organophosphate insecticide exposure
• Tadpoles change shape when exposed to Roundup
• Roundup Ultra Max damages epithelial cells in the mouth and throat
• Sofía Gatica of Argentina receives Goldman Environmental Prize
• Methyl iodide pulled from U.S. market
• Monsanto guity of poisoning French farmer
• PCBs linked to defective sperm
• Weed killers harm West Coast protected salmon

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• Atrazine investigated
• 560 residues found on non-organic apples
• Determining pesticide dietary risk levels and trends

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• Glyphosate (Roundup) found in streams and air in Mississippi
• Finnish study: risk for type 2 diabetes among overweight adults with high concentrations of organochlorine pesticides
• EPA bans DuPont’s herbicide linked to U.S. tree deaths
• Minnesota court: pesticide drift constitutes trespassing

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• Report: Roundup and birth defects
• Newborns smaller with higher levels of organochlorine pesticides
• EWG’s Shopper's Guide to Pesticides on foods
• Arsenic in chicken liver
• Mott's apple juice high in arsenic
• Paraquat, maneb and ziram increase risk of Parkinson's disease
• Newfoundland and Labrador ban 2,4-D, carbaryl, mecoprop, dicamba and MCPA

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• Link between use of rotenone or paraquat and Parkinson’s disease
• 30 of 37 crop pesticides interfere with the action of testosterone in cell cultures
• EPA releases pesticide sales and use data through 2007
• children whose mothers are exposed to agricultural pesticides more likely to experience deleterious effects in cognitive development
• Bees “entomb” or seal hive cells containing pollen high in pesticides and other potentially harmful chemicals

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Pesticides applied as a liquid to Brussels sprouts near a farm evaporated and moved in vapor onto organic dill; bees may be more vulnerable to infection by the bee disease nosema when exposed to minute concentrations of imidacloprid; Dr. Brenda Eskenazi and her colleagues at the University of California measured pesticide concentrations in the bodies of nearly 600 pregnant women in California’s Salinas Valley.

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Four news articles on glyphosate, aminopyralid, aldicarb (Temik), and a connection between organophosphate pesticide metabolites in children and ADHD.

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Eight articles about pesticides: testing pesticides on humans; the effect of neonicitinoid pesticides on bees; the number of pesticides consumed per day; the correlation between organophosphate pesticide metabolites and ADHD; the correlation of heptachlor in urine and type 2 diabetes; the conviction in India of eight former Union Carbide officials responsible for the 1984 Bhopal leak of methyl isocyanate; the banning of endosulfan; and the increased risk of childhood cancer with maternal pesticide exposure.

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A pesticide that could be toxic to America's honey bees must be pulled from store shelves; USDA has released results of tests conducted in 2008 as part of its Pesticide Data Program.

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Jury awards $1 million to organic farmer; Italy bans several neonicotinoid pesticides; Canada challenges Bayer's clothianidin application; researchers find "unprecedented levels of fluvalinate and coumaphos" in beehive wax; wetting agent in glyphosate herbicides weakens trees; connection between people with Parkinson's and exposure to rotenone; compost tainted with Dow’s weedkiller aminopyralid; Indian government agrees to seek legal action against Union Carbide in Bhopal; industry reaction to Quebec's provincial ban on cosmetic use of pesticides; Mexican-based "marijuana cartels" growing marijuana in the US; pyrethrins account for 27% of reported U.S. pesticide poisonings in 2007; EPA's approval of diazinon challenged.

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USDA announces elimination of pesticide reporting; University of California San Francisco reports on problems caused by atrazine.

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Five articles: Children who eat conventional supermarket foods retain biological markers for organophosphate pesticides; new evidence links pesticides and Parkinson's Disease; in Denmark, boys born to women exposed to occupational pesticides have smaller penises and testicles; France bans 30 chemicals used in 1,500 pesticides; 100 harmful contaminants found in Maine bird eggs.

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A coalition of groups challenges the testing of pesticides on humans as a violation of the 1947 Nuremburg Code.

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Five articles: a link is shown between autism among children born to mothers who, while pregnant, lived in areas of heavy applications of endosulfan and dicofol; women heavily exposed to DDT before the age of 14 are five times as likely to get breast cancer; farm chemical use and lower academic achievement are correlated; Costa Rican researchers link childhood leukemia to parents' exposure to pesticides; EPA grants one-year approval for agricultural use of carcinogenic methyl iodide to replace methyl bromide.

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Two articles: 6,000 Canadians (nearly half under age six) are directly poisoned by pesticides annually; pesticides disrupt communications between crops and soil bacteria that fix nitrogen.

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If you can't always buy organic, you can still dramatically lower your family's exposure to chemical pesticides by choosing the least pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables with the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

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Four articles: Aerial Spraying Addressed; Michigan Pesticide Activist’s Lawn Dosed with Pesticides; EPA to Phase Out Guthion – Slowly; EPA Bans Carbofuran, Approves 32 Organo­phosphates

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Three articles: EPA Pressured to Allow Dangerous Pesticides; DDT Exposure Linked to Lower Mental/Motor Skills; Experts Demand that WHO Stop Promoting DDT

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Two articles: Pesticide Applications: Your Right to Be Notified; Study Bolsters Link between Pesticides and Parkinson’s

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In a small study, Beth Wolensky, a senior at Chatham College in Pittsburgh, screened 20 samples of washed organic and conventional carrots for a number of banned pesticides and their residues and found similar concentrations of the chemicals on both, with organic carrots even having higher concentrations of some chemicals than the conventional.

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Seven articles:
• Maine Environmental Groups Want Aerial Spraying Ban
• CDC Body Burden Study Finds Widespread Pesticide Exposure
• Tell Home Depot You Want Pesticide-Free Lawn Products
• Arsenic in U.S. Rice May Stem from Pesticide in Soil
• Organic Diet Eliminates Some Pesticides in Kids’ Urine
• Study Documents Neurologic Effects of Chronic Pesticide Exposure
• Spinosad Bad for Bees?

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People aren’t the only ones to benefit from salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin. Spraying this naturally occurring compound onto some plants triggers natural defenses that keep harmful fungi, bacteria and viruses at bay.

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Thinking of trying a new, home-brewed, organic insecticide on a crop that you’ll be offering for sale? Think again: If a product is used as a pesticide on a crop that is to be sold, you could be violating the federal food safety law.

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Has pesticide use decreased since Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring? Are “inert ingredients” in pesticides really inert? To find out how much you know about pesticides and your food, you are invited to take a Pesticides Quiz on MOFGA’s Web site.

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If you suspected that your kids were being exposed to pesticides in their schools, your hunch was probably right. A survey of Maine schools earlier this year showed widespread pesticide use, without notice to parents and kids, often without application by a licensed professional (a violation of the law) and hardly ever with an integrated pest management plan.

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Children are exposed and harmed when pesticides are used at school, according to a new report, "Unthinkable Risk," released today by the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP). The report documents nearly 100 actual incidents, and cites additional reviews showing that literally thousands of children and school staff have been sickened by pesticide exposures at schools around the country.

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How Much Do You Know About Pesticides and Your Food? A quiz with 17 questions and their answers.

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A panel of experts addressed the issue of pesticide use in schoolsOur children spend six to 10 hours a day in schools, many of which are poorly ventilated. When they go out for recess or stay after school for sports, they are more likely than adults to have their feet, knees and hands contact the ground, and they are more likely to put their hands and other objects in their mouths than are adults.

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• Consumers Union Calls for Insecticide Ban
• Pesticide Sellers Have Inadequate Training
• Chemicals Leach from Pressure-Treated Lumber

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