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2009-06-24 09:34:19

Although it is known that infants are more susceptible than adults to the toxic effects of pesticides, this increased vulnerability may extend much longer into childhood than expected, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

2009-06-23 10:41:14

Although it is known that infants are more susceptible than adults to the toxic effects of pesticides, this increased vulnerability may extend much longer into childhood than expected, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

2009-06-18 11:18:00

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmworker unions, support groups, and worker advocacy organizations today asked Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P.

2009-06-04 12:02:45

The cause of Parkinson’s disease (PD), the second most frequent neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease, is unknown, but in most cases it is believed to involve a combination of environmental risk factors and genetic susceptibility.

2009-05-12 08:35:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) strongly disagrees with the announcement by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revoke all U.S. food tolerances for the pesticide carbofuran.

2009-05-05 12:05:00

A panel of experts and citizens convened to review recent studies on the link between DDT and human health expressed concern that the current practice of spraying the pesticide indoors to fight malaria is leading to unprecedented - and insufficiently monitored - levels of exposure to it.

2009-03-16 08:17:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Crop Protection Research Institute: WHAT: The Crop Protection Research Institute (CPRI) will release the results of a just completed, comprehensive study on the value of insecticides in U.S. crop production.

2009-02-17 10:41:00

Conference on April 3-4, 2009 in Carrboro, NC will convene a range of scientists, activists, and authors from around the country to discuss the impact of pesticide use on communities, children, agricultural workers, the food supply and environment and the viability of green, fair and local-based practices that support healthy land, air, water and food. RALEIGH, N.C., Feb.

2008-12-19 11:40:07

EU leaders and member states report reaching a deal on legislation that would ban 22 toxic chemicals and virtually halt aerial crop-spraying. EU officials, however, said the pesticides will remain on the market until at least 2016, when current authorizations of the chemicals reach their end dates.


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