Latest Pesticide regulation in the United States Stories

2014-08-12 23:10:29

The Children's Environmental Health Network and the American Academy of Pediatrics comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed revisions for the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard with respect to pesticides. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to better protect agricultural workers and pesticide...

2014-02-05 12:22:40

Groups had to sue the Minister of Health to secure reviews of pesticides already banned in Europe MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Environmental groups have forced Ottawa to review the approval of up to 383 pesticide products containing 23 active ingredients including many with links to cancer and water contamination. After a legal challenge by Equiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation, the federal government will examine these pesticide products, which contain...

2013-04-03 23:01:44

This is the eighth in a series of press releases from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) on the importance of practicing good pesticide stewardship techniques. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 An employer was fined recently after an inspection showed pesticide application information wasn´t posted at the job site, and an employee applied a pesticide without safety training or personal protective equipment (PPE). The posting, safety training and PPE are all required under...

2013-02-01 23:01:56

This is the sixth in a series of releases from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) on the importance of pesticide stewardship. LAWRENCE, Kansas (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 Recently, an employee of an aerial application company was penalized for applying an agricultural pesticide without following all label directions and without the required applicator certification. In a separate case, a forest service company making an urban application was also fined for pesticide label violations...

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