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Lawn & Garden Pesticides Poison Suburban Streams

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 03, 2010 12:00 AM
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Yard and garden insecticides have shown up in suburban streams at levels that can wipe out tiny shrimp-like creatures that live on stream bottoms. The culprits are newly popular pesticide products that contain pyrethroids -- chemicals with "thrin" names like cypermethrin and bifenthrin. read more...

Arsenic and Old Waste

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 02, 2010 12:00 AM
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Arsenic is a notorious toxin and it has been used in pesticides -- past and present. Arsenic is toxic to a variety of living things, so it has been used in different kinds of pesticides - insecticides, fungicides, & herbicides. Because it does not degrade, arsenic can continue to be a problem wherever it has been used. People are exposed to these arsenic residues mainly through skin contact with contaminated soil or treated wood surfaces. Children can 'eat' arsenic when they put their hands in their mouths after touching arsenic-laced wood or soil. The US Environmental Protection Agency classifies inorganic arsenic* as a cancer-causing agent in humans. It is linked to many kinds of cancers. Animal studies show that inorganic arsenic can cause birth defects. read more...

It is Bug Season!

by Shelly Connor — last modified Jul 02, 2010 07:07 PM

NRDC just recently published a report about how to keep those pesky summer bugs at bay and featured some of NCAP's useful facts on effective alternatives. A lot of bugs sprays and repellents are full of toxic ingredients that are linked to things such as blisters, rashes, mood changes and insomnia. read more...

NCAP Has A New Look!

by Shelly Connor — last modified Jul 02, 2010 07:47 PM

As you probably figured out already, NCAP has a new website and a new look! We are excited to roll out the new website and our new blog! Now it will be even easier to stay up to date on the most current pesticide news and information. read more...