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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.
Support the Endocrine Disruption Prevention Act
Take action to help pass a new bill that would fund sustained research on the health impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals!
Mosquito Spraying for West Nile Virus
There are no comprehensive statistics about how many illnesses or environmental problems are caused by mosquito spraying, even though such incidents occur frequently. The following incidents are examples of the kinds of problems that have been reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following insecticide spray programs around the country.