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Presence of neurotoxin should be 'red flag' in Hawai'i

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In a review paper to be published next month in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Neurology, researchers have raised concerns over the pesticide chlorpyrifos and other environmental contaminants that cause damage to the developing brains of children. Recent disclosures from Kauai's voluntary reporting program confirm frequent usage of chlorpyrifos on the island, but fail to provide additional details about use.

Rural Residents Urge McDonald’s To Phase Out ‘Toxic Taters’

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20th, 2014

Contact:
Linda Wells, Pesticide Action Network, (612) 284-5023
Bob Shimek, Toxic Taters Coalition, (218) 204-1632


Rural Residents Urge McDonald’s To Phase Out ‘Toxic Taters’

Groups call out McDonald’s French fry production for poisoning rural communities in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest with pesticide drift

Groups to California officials: Protect kids from brain toxin

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For Immediate Release
Monday, January 27th, 2014

Media Contact:
Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network: 916-216-1082; ptowers@panna.org

Groups to California officials: Protect kids from brain toxin

Almost ten years after initiating an evaluation, state officials have failed to protect children from chlorpyrifos, a pesticide commonly used in agriculture and found on food.

Pollinator plan presents opportunity for Minnesota leadership on neonicotinoids

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Yesterday, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released a report outlining their plans to respond to declining bee populations. The report, commissioned by the Minnesota Legislature, addresses the feasibility of creating a pollinator bank; state agencies’ efforts to increase pollinator habitat; development of Best Management Practices for pollinator habitat; and the Department’s plans for a review of neonicotinoid pesticides.

Europe challenges use of neurotoxic pesticides that US EPA fast-tracked

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Today, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released comments on recent findings that two neonicotinoid pesticides — acetamiprid and imidacloprid — may have harmful effects on people’s brain development. Concern over these findings has led the EFSA to recommend lowering levels of acceptable exposures to these pesticides in order to be more protective of human health, with regards to brain development and function.

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