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2012-06-01 06:21:12

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SOURCE The European Crop Protection Association

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2012-03-29 15:37:04

Scientists reported in the journal Science on Thursday that even low doses of widely used pesticides can harm bumblebees and honeybees. British and French researchers looked at bees and neonicotinoid insecticides in two studies, which is a class of pesticides that was introduced in the 1990s and has become one of the most commonly used pesticide in the world. Bee populations have been dropping rapidly throughout the world, and scientists fear pesticides are partly to blame for it....

2011-11-29 11:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 20 counties will be able to dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2012 through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's CHEMSWEEP program. CHEMSWEEP is offered in different counties each year. In 2012 it will be offered in Armstrong, Bucks, Cambria, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Dauphin, Forest, Fulton, Indiana, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin,...

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2011-07-25 07:55:00

Toxic chemicals that have been trapped in Arctic ice and snow are now being released due to global warming, according to a study published on Sunday. Researchers warn that the amount of poisons in the polar region is unknown and the release of large amounts of such poisons could "undermine global efforts to reduce environmental and human exposure to them." Those chemicals include the pesticides DDT, lindane and chlordane; and industrial chemicals PCBs and HCB. All of these are known as...

2011-07-07 19:10:52

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are identifying factors that influence pesticide levels in the Chesapeake Bay airshed, including traces of "legacy" pesticides that still linger even though they are no longer being used. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemists Laura McConnell and Cathleen Hapeman obtained weekly air samples and rain samples for precipitation events from 2000 to 2003 at three sites in Maryland and Delaware. Both scientists work at the ARS...

2011-06-16 00:00:29

Apply Responsibly Education Effort Marks Group's Third Year Advocating for the Protection of State's Urban Waterways Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 Californians can take their backyard gardening skills to the next level this summer with help from the recently launched "Gardening Hero" campaign, said officials from the Apply Responsibly pesticide stewardship program. For the next two months, online, radio and mass transit advertisements will encourage Californians to take advantage of...

2011-05-23 12:16:00

NAPLES, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- US HYGIENE LLC , a U.S. based environmental products company located in Naples Florida, has gained International (Global) distribution rights to BED BUG FIX. This innovative product is a laboratory tested, green (non-toxic) solution that kills Bed Bugs within minutes of contact. Bed Bug Fix is safe around children and pets, and leaves a pleasant scent. The recent news that Bed Bugs may be associated with MRSA (an antibiotic resistant Staph...

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2011-04-21 10:30:00

Results from three separate studies suggest that prenatal exposure to pesticides is linked to lower intelligence scores in children than those who were not exposed, according to reports published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The three separate studies "“ two done in New York and one done in Salinas, a farming area in northern California "“ tracked levels of pesticides in pregnant women over a span of almost ten years, and tested about 1,000 children up to the...

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2011-04-18 14:16:15

Flame retardants are chemical compounds added to fabrics and plastics to keep them from burning easily, but these can be toxic. Now a team of researchers from Spain and Canada has detected some of these emerging pollutants for the first time in peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) eggs in both countries. "The presence of 'dechlorane plus' and other related, chlorinated compounds used as flame retardants have been detected for the first time in the European biota (flora and fauna of the...

2011-04-14 15:16:23

Genetically modified bacteria filters out toxic vapors Genetically modified bacteria could be used in air filters to extract pesticide vapors from polluted air thanks to work by researchers in China published this month in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution. The bacteria Escherichia coli is perhaps best known as a bacterium that can cause food poisoning and in one form, the O157:H7, can damage the kidneys and even be lethal. However, E coli, is commonly used in biological...