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Purchase Art and Support NCAP!

by Shelly Connor — last modified Sep 24, 2010 02:35 PM
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NCAP is proud to announce its fundraising partnership with Artful Vision! read more...

Take Action: Revise the EPA's Label Review Manual

by Josh Vincent — last modified Sep 21, 2010 03:12 PM
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The US EPA has created an online discussion forum to solicit input for their Label Review Manual, a tool they publish to help people understand the pesticide labeling process. read more...

Groundbreaking study shows Roundup link to birth defects

by Josh Vincent — last modified Sep 21, 2010 02:22 PM

International scientists confirm dangers of Roundup at GMO-Free Regions Conference in Brussels read more...

Toolbox Tip: Head Lice

by Josh Vincent — last modified Sep 20, 2010 06:35 PM
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Non-chemical and least toxic strategies for treating head lice. read more...

Double Your Impact Just got Bigger!

by Shelly Connor — last modified Sep 16, 2010 03:47 PM
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Give today and your gift will be matched! Mountain Rose Herbs and King Estate Winery are generously matching gifts to NCAP in the month of September! Give today and double your impact! read more...

We are halfway there!

by Shelly Connor — last modified Sep 07, 2010 12:36 PM
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We are already halfway to our goal for our matching gift campaign! Give today and Mountain Rose Herbs will match your gift! read more...

Organophosphate Exposure Linked to Attention Difficulties

by Josh Vincent — last modified Aug 30, 2010 07:18 PM
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A new study links prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides to attention deficit disorders in children. read more...

Toolbox Tip: Bed Bugs

by Josh Vincent — last modified Aug 23, 2010 06:19 PM
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Non-chemical ways to prevent and treat bed bug infestations read more...

Join the Ladybug Lovely

by Shelly Connor — last modified Aug 17, 2010 04:17 PM
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Ladybugs are great at protecting our gardens from pests and pesticides. The same can be said for NCAP members who join the Ladybug Lovely monthly giving program. read more...

Chlorphyrifos and Children

by aseligmann — last modified Aug 10, 2010 12:00 AM

Most of you have probably eaten a Washington-grown apple. But you probably didn't know that most of these apple trees are literally blasted with insecticides that are harmful to the nervous system (including the brain!). One of these insecticides – a well-studied chemical called chlorpyrifos – was banned for use in homes because of its high risk to children. But there are still children who are being exposed to this chemical - the children in farming communities where your apples and other foods are grown read more...