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[Asia-pacific] Indonesian Children Face Hazards on Tobacco Farms, Report Says

Thousands of children working in Indonesia’s tobacco industry, one of the world’s largest, are being subjected to nicotine poisoning and exposed to pesticides, according to a report released Wednesday that called for establishing traceable supply chains t
New York Times
added May 25, 2016 15:06
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Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

North Carolina, only three fines were levied in 2014 against farms for violating pesticide protections... tobacco worker Cayetano Dominguez-Rosales complained to state investigators when 12 workers on his crew got sick in 2010 after witnessing pesticides
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 4, 2016 19:20
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[Minnesota] MN beekeeper: Feds must tighten rules on insecticide-coated seeds

A new federal lawsuit led by a Minnesota beekeeper seeks to force the Environmental Protection Agency to label insecticide-coated seeds as a pesticide. The change would curb use of neonicotinoid pesticides that beekeepers say are inadvertently killing t
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Jan 7, 2016 02:06
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EPA Concludes Neonicotinoids Pose Risk to Bees, Fails to Analyze Other Pollinators

Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have both acute and chronic effects on honeybees, birds, butterflies and other pollinator species, and they are a major factor in overall pollinator declines. These systemic insecticides cause entire plan
Common Dreams
added Jan 7, 2016 01:58
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[Minnesota, South Dakota] MARCOTTY: Bees win small victory at EPA

the ongoing war over pesticides and pollinators continued to escalate: Environmental groups and beekeepers, including two in Minnesota and South Dakota, sued the agency, alleging that it failed to properly regulate neonicotinoids used as seed coatings on
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Jan 7, 2016 01:47
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EPA Data Confirms Honey Bee Exposure to Hazardous Pesticides, According to Beyond Pesticides

While EPA finds the insecticide imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid or neonic pesticide, at various levels in crops, the assessment confirms bees' widespread and sustained exposure to the highly toxic and persistent chemical through poisoned pollen and nectar.
PR Newswire
added Jan 7, 2016 01:46
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[California] Pesticides Just As Bad As Secondhand Smoke For Kids, Says Study; How Exposure Leads To Respiratory Diseases

Researchers ... asked a group of children exposed to pesticides to blow out a candle and found what was enough to categorize exposure damage with secondhand smoke exposure. The study, published in the journal Thorax, reveals the dangerous effects a family
Medical Daily
added Dec 6, 2015 20:49
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Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing

Early exposure to organophosphates could raise risk of COPD later...Raanan said the study adds exposure to organophosphate pesticides to the growing list of environmental exposures -- including air pollution, indoor cook-stove smoke and tobacco smoke -- t
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 4, 2015 21:23
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[Massachusetts] 'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier / Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

Green "policies" have been another key step, Colton said. Smoking is banned, and use of chemical pesticides has been slashed -- two moves the BHA has now extended to all public housing, according to background information in the study.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 21, 2015 09:00
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Marijuana Pesticide Flap Brings Consumer Lawsuit in Colorado

a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed...Colorado has approved a list of pesticides that are acceptable to grow pot...leaves out several pesticides that are commonly used on both food and tobacco.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 5, 2015 18:39
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