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2009-10-22 13:15:07

A new study in China has found that people with higher levels of pesticide exposure are more likely to have suicidal thoughts. The study was carried out by Dr Robert Stewart from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London together with scientists from Tongde Hospital Zhejiang Province. The agricultural pesticides commonly used in China are organophosphates which are in wide use in many lower income countries but have been banned in many Western nations. It is well known that they...

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. "The scientific advice received is clear that there is insufficient evidence to support the royal commission's recommendations for additional regulatory measures on safety grounds," the ministry said on Thursday. The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution called for a...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.