Latest Diazinon Stories

2009-09-11 12:18:18

Additional restrictions on three pesticides will help protect salmon in four western states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. Changes in the use of three organophosphate pesticides -- chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion -- should keep water cleaner in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, EPA officials said in a release. The changes, to be noted on product labels, include the addition of pesticide buffer zones and application limits based on wind speed, soil moisture...

2008-11-13 18:00:11

U.S. scientists studying 10 of the world's most popular approved pesticides say, when combined, the chemicals caused 99 percent mortality in tadpoles. University of Pittsburgh researchers said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved pesticides, when mixed together, can decimate amphibian populations even if the concentration of the individual chemicals is within limits considered safe. Such "cocktails of contaminants" are frequently detected in nature, the scientists said,...

2008-07-29 12:00:49

By The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 29--A number of farm labor, public health and environmental groups said Monday they filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency over the continued use of the pesticide diazinon. The groups said diazinon, which has been widely used on Monterey County crops, is one of the most toxic pesticides on the market. Diazinon is used on broccoli, cherries, pears, spinach, tomatoes, apples and blueberries, the groups said. The EPA...

2005-11-29 10:25:49

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Daily on-the-job exposure to the pesticide diazinon appears to increase the risk of lung cancer and possibly other cancers, according to new findings from the US government-sponsored Agricultural Health Study, a project begun in 1993 to investigate the health effects of pesticides on farm families in Iowa and North Carolina. By December 2002, 301 of 4,961 men with occupational exposure to diazinon had developed lung cancer compared with 968 of 18,145 with...

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