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Health Benefits of Organic Agriculture — Beyond Pesticides

Details: The whole picture. Organic food contributes to better health through reduced pesticide exposure for all and increased nutritional quality. In order to understand the importance of eating organic food from the perspective of toxic pesticide contamination, we need to …

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Healthy Health Care — Beyond Pesticides

Details: Health Costs from Chemical Exposures May Exceed 10% of the Global GDP December 13, 2017. Veterans' Coverage of Agent Orange-Related Diseases Delayed November 9, 2017. Glyphosate Implicated in Fatty Liver Disease January 11, 2017. Endocrine Disruptors Cost U.S. Billions in Health Care Costs and Lost Wages October 25, 2016

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Triclosan: Health Effects — Beyond Pesticides

Details: Triclosan: Health Effects. The antibacterial compound Triclosan has been linked to numerous human health problems. Exposures come mainly by absorption through the skin or through the lining of the mouth. These exposures have resulted in contact dermatitis, or skin irritation, and an increase in allergic reactions, especially in children.

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Health Effects of 30 Commonly Used Pesticides

Details: Health Effects of *These pesticides are among the top 10 most heavily used pesticides in the home and garden sector from 2006-2007, according to the latest sales and usage data

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Pesticide-Induced Diseases Database — Beyond Pesticides

Details: The common diseases affecting the public’s health are all too well-known in the 21st century: asthma, autism and learning disabilities, birth defects and reproductive dysfunction, diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and several types of cancer. Their connection to pesticide exposure continues to strengthen despite efforts to

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Nanosilver: Health Effects — Beyond Pesticides

Details: While the health impacts are still unknown, the fact that the digestive process utilizes beneficial bacteria to assist in the digestive process, the presence of silver nanoparticles may undoubtedly have an adverse impact of these native bacterial populations. Nanosilver in Food. Nanotechnologies have been employed in food production, processing

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Bifenthrin Archives

Details: Beyond Pesticides is concerned that study participants have not been provided complete information about bifenthrin’s potential health risks to people. According to the Baltimore Sun, the study is an effort to find new ways to combat the disease, which infected 1,600 people in Maryland in 2010.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ariel Rios Building

Details: The Farmworker Health and Safety Institute, United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO June 18, 2009 The Honorable Lisa P. Jackson Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ariel Rios Building (AR) 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington DC 20004 Dear Administrator Jackson:

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Integrated Pest Management Policy for City -Owned Facilities

Details: target organisms, and human health. Subd. 3 All City Staff and Departments A. City departments and staff will promote non-toxic and reduced-risk alternatives for structural and landscape pest control, seeking to use the most up to date IPM technologies and best management practices. B.

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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog Page 103 – Beyond

Details: (Beyond Pesticides, February 27, 2012) For the first time since its initial evaluation almost 30 years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised, despite objections from the chemical industry, its dioxin exposure assessment for acute human health risks –setting an “acceptable” level of 0.7 picograms per kilogram per day.

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Wide Range of Diseases Linked to Pesticides

Details: of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, African Americans are four to six times more likely than whites to die from asthma. Therefore, any time our policies allow regulators to permit uses of pesticides with known asthma effects, which is done daily, a disproportionate impact is felt in the African-American community.

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Healthy Hospitals

Details: Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is an international coalition of hospitals and health care systems, medical professionals, comm unity groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental and environmental health organizations and religious groups. Its

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What Is Beyond Pesticides

Details: Beyond Pesticides is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., which works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. The founders, who established Beyond Pesticides (originally as National

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California—Local Organizations — Beyond Pesticides

Details: ECOSLO is dedicated to environmental health and protection and enhancement of the natural environment, through education, advocacy and direct action in the San Luis Obsipo (SLO) County region. The major efforts of ECOSLO falls under the following programs: environmental education, solutions to health hazards, community sustainability, and

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State and Local School Pesticide Policies — Beyond Pesticides

Details: The Children’s Health Protection Act This model bill prohibits the use of toxic pesticides both inside and outside of school classrooms. It tasks the state education department with the role of developing model pest management plans and requires school districts within the state to adopt these plans within two years after the Act’s passage.

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Organic Agriculture — Beyond Pesticides

Details: Beyond Pesticides offers the latest information on the hazards of pesticides and least-toxic alternatives, as well as ongoing projects including children's health, pollinators and pesticides, organic food and agriculture, mosquito control and organic lawn care.

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The Health Effects of Pesticides Used for Mosquito Control

Details: Health effects of pesticides can cause both acute and chronic problems. Acute health effects appear shortly after exposure to these pesticides and can include: skin and eye irritations, headaches, dizziness and nausea, weakness, difficulty breathing, mental confusion and

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Links to National/International Organizations — Beyond

Details: HSN is a national environmental health information, advocacy and research organization, with more than 20 fact sheets, guides and reports available online. IPM Institute of North America Thomas A. Green, Ph.D. IPM Institute of North America, Inc. 1914 Rowley Ave. Madison WI …

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Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture — Beyond

Details: Beyond Pesticides offers the latest information on the hazards of pesticides and least-toxic alternatives, as well as ongoing projects including children's health, pollinators and pesticides, organic food and agriculture, mosquito control and organic lawn care.

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Pesticide-Induced Diseases: Sexual and Reproductive

Details: Health care providers who serve farm communities can positively affect workers' health through the informed care they deliver. Yet, interviews with rural health care providers reveal limited knowledge about agricultural work or occupational and environmental health risks during pregnancy. Professional associations, government organizations

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Organizational Resources — Beyond Pesticides

Details: Virginia Health and Environment Project (VaHEP) VaHEP is the only statewide organization tackling issues that lie at the intersection of health and the environment. A primary area of concern is pesticide use and its effects on human health and the environment. Julie Jones Virginia Health and Environment Project P.O. Box 1434 Charlottesville, VA

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Mosquito Management and Insect-Borne Diseases — Beyond

Details: The Zika virus, West Nile virus, and other mosquito-borne diseases are recognized public health threats. But given the limited efficacy of adulticidal sprays, or pesticides meant to target adult mosquitoes, it becomes even more important to understand the public health hazards associated with widespread pesticide exposure.

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Hazards of Pesticides for Children's Health — Beyond

Details: Hazards of Pesticides for Children’s Health. Children face much higher hazards than adults from pesticide exposure. Their small size and developing organ systems, propensity to crawl and play near the ground, tendency for frequent hand to mouth motion, and greater intake of air and food relative to body weight make them particularly susceptible.

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Public Health Mosquito Management Strategy

Details: Health care providers must also be educated about the symptoms of each and should encourage the use of pre-vention measures. Communities should utilize all forms of educational tools: the media; websites; posters placed around schools, libraries, post offices, and markets; and, pamphlets distributed to doctors’ offices and libraries.

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Pesticides Literature Review

Details: health effects of the so-called inert substances used in pesticide products to potentiate the active ingredients can be difficult to separate from those of the active pesticide ingredients. Some studies use case-control designs, which do provide good exposure histories, but are marred

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Pesticide-Induced Diseases: Asthma/Respiratory Effects

Details: Health outcome questionnaires were administered to the mothers of 5-6 year old children. Indoor allergen specific and total immunoglobulin (Ig) E production was measured from sera collected at age 5, and FeNO was measured at 5-6 years.Noninfectious cough was reported among 14% of children at age 5-6 years.

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Gateway on Pesticide Hazards and Safe Pest Management

Details: Beyond Pesticides offers the latest information on the hazards of pesticides and least-toxic alternatives, as well as ongoing projects including children's health, pollinators and pesticides, organic food and agriculture, mosquito control and organic lawn care.

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Defining a Strong IPM or EPM Program — Beyond Pesticides

Details: Pests are virtually never eradicated. An action level is the population size which requires remedial action for human health, economic, or aesthetic reasons. Tactics Criteria. Under EPM, chemicals should be used only as a last resort, after mechanical, cultural, and biological approaches have been attempted and shown ineffective.

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Clearing the Air of Toxic Moth Repellents

Details: repel moths. Herbal sachets are available at most health food stores. Cedar oil (sold as blocks or shavings) is a botanical oil that can also be used to repel moths. 8. Infested fabrics can be treated by hea ng the infested object for at least 30 minutes at temperatures over 120°F, freezing the

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Read your weeds: A simple guide to creating a healthy lawn

Details: Eliminate the Conditions that Promote Weeds 1. Compaction – Compaction is an invitation for weeds. If your lawn is hard, compacted, and full of weeds, aerate to help air, water and fertilizer to enter.

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Don’t Mix Children and Pesticides

Details: Exposure and Health Risks of Infants following Indoor Residential Pesticide Applications.” Am J. Public Health. 80:689-693. 4. Faustman EM, Silbernagel SM, Fenske RA, Burbacher TM, Ponce RA. 2000. “Mechanisms underlying children’s susceptibility to environmental toxicants.” Envi-ronmental Health Perspectives. 108(suppl 1):13 –21. 5.

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Overview — Beyond Pesticides

Details: The serious and existential environmental and health challenges that we face bring an urgency to the focus of this Forum and the work that is going on in communities around the U.S. and the world. Central to the solution is the elimination of petroleum-based pesticides and fertilizers in exchange for regenerative organic land management and

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Five Reasons Not to Use Weed and Feed

Details: the health of lawns by harming microorganisms,beneficial insects, and earthworms that are essential to maintaining healthy soil and therefore, healthy turf. Typically, weeds cover a small fraction of lawn area, and any herbicide applied to weed-free areas is wasted. Even if …

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC COSTS OF THE …

Details: The negative health effects of pesticides can be far more significant in children than adults, for several reasons. First, children have higher meta-bolic rates than adults, and their ability to activate, detoxify, and excrete toxic pesticides differs from adults. Also, children consume more food than

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Aluminum sulfate poses hazards to human health

Details: Aluminum sulfate poses hazards to human health, agroecosystems, and the environment. Human health impacts Aluminum sulfate reacts with water to form sulfuric acid, which is an irritant. Aluminum sulfate is corrosive to the eyes, skin contact causes a rash and burning feeling, and inhalation causes

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Fact Sheet Triclosan: What the Research Shows

Details: Health Perspectives. 116(3): 303-307. Wolff, MS, SL Teitelbaum, G Windham, et al. 2007. Pilot study of urinary biomarkers of phytoe-strogens, phthalates, and phenols in girls. Environmental Health Perspectives. 115(1): 116-121. 3 Allmyr, Mats et al. 2006. Triclosan in plasma and milk from Swed-

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Eating with a Conscience — Beyond Pesticides

Details: Eating with a Conscience looks at the toxic chemicals that are allowed in the production of the food we eat and the environmental and public health effects resulting from their use. Choose a fruit or vegetable. For more information, read the Eating with a …

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Board Members — Beyond Pesticides

Details: Routt Reigart, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina and has conducted university affiliated clinical trials since 1971. Routt is one of the nation’s top pediatric expert on pesticides. His research interests include children's environmental health issues, general

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Facts and Figures Children, Pesticides, and Schools

Details: Health effects of 48 commonly used pesticides in schools: 22 are probable or possible carcinogens, 26 have been shown to cause reproductive effects, 31 damage the nervous system, 31 injure the liver or kidney, 41 are sensitizers or irritants, and 16 can cause birth defects.

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Threatened Waters: Turning the Tide on Pesticide

Details: Water is the most basic building block of life. Clean water is essential for human health, wildlife, and a balanced environment. Yet, water is being polluted at unprecedented rates, with pesticides, industrial chemicals, nutrients, metals, and other contaminants.

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Hazards of Pesticides for Children's Health — Beyond

Details: Speaking in reference to a report published in the journal Endocrinology in 2015, Phillipe Grandjean, MD, professor of environmental health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said in a statement, “Unfortunately, current testing paradigms do not properly assess the impact of risk factors during vulnerable exposure windows. Without

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Pesticide-Induced Diseases: Diabetes — Beyond Pesticides

Details: Pesticide-Induced Diseases: Diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in …

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Environmental and health impacts of Bacillus thuringiensis

Details: Environmental and health impacts of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis page 5 • Bti is considered to pose little threat to mammalian safety.Per os inoculations of animals and humans have not resulted in clinical symptoms. Concerns have been raised that the solubilised δ-endotoxin of Bti activated in the laboratory was toxic to mice when administered by injection and cytolytic to human

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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive Breakdown

Details: Synergism is a common issue among pesticide mixture and can underestimate the toxic impacts on human, animal, and environmental health. Therefore, current ecological and human health risk assessments vastly underestimate hazardous effects from pesticide residues, metabolites, and other environmental contaminants.

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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive Report

Details: (Beyond Pesticides, July 23, 2021) The Rockefeller Foundation has just published a report, True Cost of Food: Measuring What Matters to Transform the U.S. Food System, which identifies the real-but-under-recognized downsides of the U.S. food system. The report notes that, for all its reputed bounty, the food system “comes with hidden costs — to our health, to our climate,” and to the

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How to Choose a Pesticide Residue Testing Lab — Beyond

Details: Beyond Pesticides offers the latest information on the hazards of pesticides and least-toxic alternatives, as well as ongoing projects including children's health, pollinators and pesticides, organic food and agriculture, mosquito control and organic lawn care.

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Cultivating Community and Environmental Health — Beyond

Details: Beyond Pesticides offers the latest information on the hazards of pesticides and least-toxic alternatives, as well as ongoing projects including children's health, pollinators and pesticides, organic food and agriculture, mosquito control and organic lawn care.

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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive

Details: (Beyond Pesticides, Washington, DC, March 20, 2015 — A national public health and environmental group, Beyond Pesticides, is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to stop the use of the country’s most popular herbicide, glyphosate, in the wake of an international ruling that it causes cancer in humans. The International

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Climate Change, Plant Biology and Public Health

Details: tions between climate, plant biology and human health. Plant biology is directly affected by rising CO 2, since CO 2 is the sole supplier of carbon for photosynthesis. Because 96% of all plant species are deficient in the amount of CO 2 needed to op-erate at maximum efficiency, recent increases in CO 2

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