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Jul 30, 2018

State finds widespread risk from brain-harming pesticide

Nerve agent chlorpyrifos is a Toxic Air Contaminant that threatens agricultural communities and harms children’s developing brains, state scientists agree. For Immediate Release: July 30, 2018...

Jul 10, 2018

Groups make final push in court to ban pesticide linked to brain damage in children

EPA must take immediate action to ban chlorpyrifos For Immediate Release — July 9, 2018   SEATTLE, WA—Final arguments challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to ban a pesticide...

Jun 13, 2018

Hawai‘i does what EPA failed to do: First U.S. ban on chlorpyrifos enacted into law

For immediate release: June 13, 2018 Honolulu, Hawai‘i: Hawai'i made history today when Governor David Ige, watched by representatives of the community from across the islands, signed into law Senate...

May 10, 2018

State agency fails to protect vulnerable communities from pesticide exposure, report finds

Department of Pesticide Regulation receives poor marks in 2nd annual agency assessment For Immediate Release: May 10, 2018 Sacramento, CA: The state agency charged with regulating California’s...

May 2, 2018

Hawaiʻi Poised to Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2018 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi - Late yesterday, the Hawaiʻi legislature passed a bill that would ban chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide known to harm children’s developing...

Apr 30, 2018

Global network responds to UN Symposium on Soil Pollution

PAN International calls for investment in agroecology April 30, 2018 — On May 2, experts from around the world will gather in Rome for a global symposium on soil pollution. The event, organised...

Apr 25, 2018

Pesticide Use Near Record High in California

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2018 Sacramento, CA: Agricultural pesticide use in California remains at a near-record high, according to data quietly released this week by the state agency...

Mar 22, 2018

Judge: EPA wrong in quietly delaying protections from most toxic pesticides

Victory: Ruling protects public, workers, from pesticide poisoning For Immediate Release: March 22, 2018 Washington, D.C. — In a major win for farmworker and health groups, the U.S. District Court...

Mar 14, 2018

Global Network Releases Updated List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

Stockholm, March 15, 2018 Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International released an updated version of its List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to coincide with a key meeting in Stockholm of the...

Mar 7, 2018

Poll: Farmers Overwhelmingly Oppose Bayer Monsanto Merger

Farmers’ concerns illustrate why merger should be blocked; milder remedies unlikely to work For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 8, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – An overwhelming majority of surveyed...