Latest Environmental effects of pesticides Stories

2008-07-11 15:00:38

By KARIN KAPSIDELIS Be careful what you let in your home, says a researcher who studies indoor air and dust contamination. "It ends up being part of your environment," said Julia Brody, executive director of the Silent Spring Institute in Newton, Mass.

2008-07-09 21:00:26

CONTRARY to the assertion of Struan Stevenson that there is "no substantive scientific evidence" that the pesticides banned by the EU Council of Agricultural Ministers cause cancer, each of the substances banned has been found to pose a significant risk to human and environmental health by numerous studies.

2008-05-20 10:14:15

Exposure to pesticides could be linked to the damage of DNA in people who live in farming communities, according to new research in India.

2008-05-09 13:45:00

A new study has found that Antarctica’s Adelie penguins have recently been exposed to trace levels of the chemical DDT as a result of frozen stores of the pesticide seeping out of the continent’s melting glaciers.

2008-04-24 06:00:47

By Langman, Jimmy Multinational pesticide corporations headquartered in the Global North are expanding their sales of some of the most dangerous chemicals in Latin America-chemicals known to cause a plethora of health problems, including cancers and birth defects. This is happening even as U.S.

2008-01-25 11:55:00

Cambridge scientists are advocating additional research into the little understood links between environmental pollution and type 2 diabetes.

2006-07-20 08:34:19

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's farm and environment ministry rejected a call on Thursday from a royal commission for no-spray buffer zones on farms to protect the public from potential health risks from pesticides.

2005-10-26 04:46:56

By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Researchers have developed an organic pesticide that can control deadly locust swarms in Africa, reducing the need to use traditional insecticides that harm the environment, a senior scientist said on Wednesday.

2005-10-06 17:48:46

Scientists have developed a new technique that makes pesticides more effective by removing insects' ability to exhibit resistance. Their research will extend the effective life of current pesticides, significantly reduce the amount that needs to be sprayed and remove the need for farmers to move to stronger and more harmful chemicals.

2005-10-06 07:43:24

GENEVA (Reuters) - European children are absorbing dangerous chemicals into their blood from computers, textiles, cosmetics and electrical appliances, according to a new study released on Thursday.

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