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Do Autism in Humans, Colony Collapse in Bees Share Common Cause?

[caption id="attachment_5045" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="The same pesticides known to cause colony collapse disorder in bees are linked to higher rates of autism."][/caption] Pesticides appear to be at the root of two evils: http://truth-out.org/news/item/8586-the-autism-epidemic-and-disappearing-bees-a-common-denominator ...

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Farmers Sue for Roundup Poisonings

A group of farmers from Argentina have sued Monsanto, the makers of Roundup, for "knowingly" allowing them to be poisoned while using the weed killer and other pesticides. Citing "devastating birth defects," the lawsuit filed in a Delaware court also names significant players in the tobacco industry, including the Altria Group, Philip Morris Cos., Philip Morris USA, Carolina Leaf Tobacco, and the Universal ...

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National Poison Prevention Week: 8 Tips to Stay Safe on the Lawn

[caption id="attachment_4918" align="alignleft" width="288" caption="Avoidance of pesticides is the surest way to keep children safe."][/caption] In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week beginning Sunday, March 18, the SafeLawns Foundation is joining the Environmental Protection Agency and numerous other agencies in urging parents to take extra steps around their homes to reduce the more than 150,0 ...

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The Augusta Syndrome: 45 Years Later, Is Golf the Environment’s Worst Nightmare?

Few industries around the world can point to a single weekend as the date of their origin. Sure, lawn care has been around ever since kings ordered peasants to scythe their meadows for comfortable strolling, but in terms of the modern lawn care industry it really all began during the second weekend of April of 1967 — the first time the Masters golf tournament was broadcast live to America in full technicolor green. ...

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Study Suggests Toxic Exposure Impacts Our Progeny

Here is a new study that suggests the environmental toxins we inhale, touch or ingest have the potential to harm not only our children, but also our grandkids, great great great grandkids: http://esciencenews.com/articles/2012/03/02/effects.environmental.toxicants.reach.down.through.generations ...

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China May Say No to GMO Crops

Although the nation has a less-than-stellar environmental reputation in some circles, China had the environmental community applauding loudly this week with the announcement that the government proposes to ban genetically modified crops: http://ecowatch.org/2012/china-hammers-nails-into-the-ge-coffin/ ...

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Doctor: The Best Treatment for Pesticide Related Illnesses is Avoidance of the Toxins

[caption id="attachment_4826" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Dr. Alan Vinitsky, left, testifies on behalf of pesticide reduction during Monday's hearing. He was flanked by Joshua Kramer, a pesticide operator who spoke against the bill, and Janet Whitman, a local citizen who advocated for a ban that would extend to private property."][/caption] Among the presenters on Monday, Feb. 27, at a District o ...

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DC Considers Making Pesticide History

Bill Would Place Nation's Capitol at Forefront of Pesticide Reduction [caption id="attachment_4812" align="alignleft" width="563" caption="Dr. Jerome Paulson of the Children's National Medical Center testifies on behalf of pesticide reduction on Monday, flanked by Dr. Jennifer Sass of the Natural Resources Defense Council and Paul Tukey of the Safe Lawns Foundation on Monday. (Chris Weiss photos)"][/caption ...

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NRDC Renews Call to Ban Most Common Lawn Weed Killer

Center for Food Safety Asks for Public Comment to Fight Increased Use of 2,4-D What would you think of a product that had these types of warnings on the label: "EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: WARNING-POISON . . . Keep out of reach of children . . . Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing . . . Do not inhale fumes?" What if the product can cause these kinds of ailments, as described by the manufacturer on the Materi ...

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