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Autism Once Again Linked to Pesticides

Scientists at the University of California-Davis released a study this week that suggests environmental changes including pesticides are likely at the root of the increase in autism. "It's time to start looking for the environmental culprits responsible for the remarkable increase in the rate of autism in California," said Irva Hertz-Picciotto, an epidemiology professor at University of California, Davis wh ...

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Just Say No to St. Augustine grass

For those of you who live in the warm-season areas of the country as it relates to lawn grasses, you'll want to take note of what's happening in Tampa, Fla. A local lawmaker, Karl Nurse, was able to push through an ordinance limiting the amount of St. Augustine grass in any new landscape to 10 percent. St. Augustine has been the lawn grass of choice for much of Florida for the last several decades. Landscap ...

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Good Morning America Fertilizer Segment

If you checked out the segment on Good Morning America that was co-produced by www.SafeLawns.org on Friday, July 24, these are the products that were mentioned: 1) Dr. Earth — http://www.drearth.com/products/lawn-food/. 2) Bradfield Organics — http://www.bradfieldorganics.com/corngluten900.html 3) Bradfield Organics — http://www.bradfieldorganics.com/lawnandgarden315.html Both of these brands, although now ...

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The Lawn Debate

My friend Virginia Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer posted this article today. It offers both sides of the issue with regard to lawn care: http://www.philly.com/philly/home/gardening/51373677.html ...

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Banned in Canada, Why Not Here?

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (www.njfilmfest.com) Film Asks: Banned in Canada, Why Not Here? A Chemical Reaction Set for New Jersey Film Festival NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY — Aiming to bring Canada’s lawn and garden pesticide revolution to the United States, the producers of the controversial documentary movie “A Chemical Reaction” announced a work-in-progress premiere at the New Jersey Film Festival. Centered on ...

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Anti-Pesticide Stand Works in Florida

Chalk up a victory for just saying no. When Debra McCormack heard that a pesticide known to cause all sorts of health maladies was going to be sprayed on her local golf course, she stood up. Remarkably, the manufacturer caved. The pesticide, Curfew, has long been sanctioned by state and federal regulators and previous attempts to get city and county officials to ban its use had failed. The manufacturer, Dow ...

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A Conversation with Nancy Alderman

If you've shopped at a garden center lately, you know you couldn’t walk past more than three aisles without some aspect of organics screaming out for attention. Whether it’s composts, fertilizers, wetting agents, or mycorrhizal fungi, a whole new generation of products is on the cusp of transforming the green industry. One of the most compelling bits of news concerning organics in recent years has come out ...

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Excess Fertilizer Has Long-Term Effects

A new research technique employed by the U.S. Geological Survey recently traced water contamination on Long Island in New York to excess fertilization. Though much of the problem is currently assumed to be related to agriculture, the new study offers further proof that overuse of certain high nitrogen fertilizers can have long-term negative effects on soils and water supplies. OrganicConsumers.org recently ...

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Advice from an Expert

I have believed in the perils of lawn pesticides ever since they made me sick back in the 1990s. I've been ranting about them ever since. It's reassuring when experts in the medical field chime in with their own advice, such as this article by Dr. Alan Greene, the featured pediatrician in our movie, A Chemical Reaction: http://www.ecomii.com/parenting/lawns ...

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