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Worker Protection Revisions Need Your Input!

by Shelly Connor — last modified Apr 11, 2014 01:47 PM
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Currently the EPA is looking for public input concerning the revisions. Comments must be received before June 17, 2014. read more...

Western Region of the International Plant Propagators Society Annual Meeting

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 23, 2010 04:42 PM

Bellingham Washington, September 8-11, 2010, the Western Region of the International Plant Propagators Society hosts their annual meeting; Bold Visions for Plant Production, “Basics to Innovation”. read more...

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Linked to Herbicides in Two New Studies

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 15, 2010 12:00 AM

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a group of different types of malignant lymphatic diseases that share some features but not others. In two recent health surveys, herbicide exposure was highlighted as a significant NHL risk factor. A Swedish study focused on risks of exposure to various types of pesticides while a German study concentrated on occupational risk factors for a mostly rural population. read more...

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...