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Welcome to NCAP's blog: The Buzz! Here you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the latest efforts to reduce pesticides, tips for finding effective alternatives, and what you can do to help create a safe world and protect the health of people and the environment.

EPA Forced to Review Pesticide Testing on Humans

by Shelly Connor — last modified Jun 25, 2010 12:14 PM

It sounds like a horror movie, but unfortunately it is all true. Industry thinks it is okay to test pesticides and their toxicity on actual human subjects. Literally, humans were being used as lab rats for the industry to spray these poisons directly on their skin, walking into vapor chambers filled with the pesticides and more. However, the EPA is now taking action to eliminate this terrible practice. read more...

Save the Organic Certification Cost-Share Program

by ncap — last modified Jun 24, 2010 04:50 PM
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Take Action! Save the Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. This important program assists small and mid-size farmers with defraying some of the costs of the organic certification process. H.R. 5326 is a threat to this program. read more...

Calling all photographers!

by aseligmann — last modified Jun 24, 2010 04:34 PM

We need your help to show the world how beautiful pesticide-free parks really are! read more...

Environmental Contaminants Have a Strong Link to Cancer

by Shelly Connor — last modified May 26, 2010 08:05 PM
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The President's Cancer Panel Report highlights that environmental contaminants have a stronger link to cancer risk than previously understood. read more...

Exposure to Pesticides Shows a Link to ADHD

by netCorps Technical Support — last modified Apr 15, 2010 03:45 PM
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A study published in May in the journal Pediatrics points to a link between exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides and increased risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in children. read more...