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Health Effects of Chronic Pesticide Exposure
Scientific evidence showing that pesticides are harmful to our health is increasing rapidly. Recently, a review by government researchers looked at links between pesticide exposure and both cancer and nervous system problems and found yet more of this evidence. The review "clearly suggests that at current exposures pesticides adversely affect human health." The review also suggests that the way pesticides are currently regulated, based mostly on studies of laboratory animals, is problematic: the health effects found in the review show that "either animal testing alone or its interpretation in public policy is not sufficient to protect human health.
Toxic Strawberries: The Latest on Methyl Iodide
Senator Dianne Feinstein of California is asking the EPA to reconsider its decision to approve methyl iodide for use.
Lawn Herbicides End Up in House Dust
Do herbicides used on your lawn end up inside your house? There are only a few scientific studies that have tried to answer this question. A new study from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) adds to the evidence that herbicides used on lawns are tracked inside houses where they can persist for months or years.
Hazards of Common Flea Insecticides
Imidacloprid (often sold as Advantage) Imidacloprid is toxic to animal nervous systems. In a test conducted by an imidacloprid manufacturer, it caused tremors in laboratory animals.
Help Pass the Toughest Bill Ever Aimed at Toxic Chemicals
HR 5820, also known as the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act, has been proposed by congressmen Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) as a much needed overhaul to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. If passed, it could yield great improvements on the fronts of corporate accountability and consumer safety. Please contact your legislators today and urge them to support this bill.