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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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Child Farmworkers Banned From Handling Pesticides, But Not Tobacco

Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has been putting pressure on Reynolds American...to end child labor in its supply chain and give workers collective bargaining rights. Now, they’re planning to call for a boycott of the company’s products, as Chávez
BuzzFeed
added Sep 29, 2015 10:15
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The Blight of the Honey Bee

science of bee death is significantly more straightforward. There are two primary...culprits: the varroa mite...and pesticides themselves, especially a new class of “sublethal neonicotinoids,” which do not kill pests but turn them into cigarette fiends
New York Magazine
added Jun 21, 2015 17:01
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Bees prefer foods containing neonicotinoid pesticides

This work shows that bees cannot control their exposure to neonicotinoids in food and implies that treating flowering crops with IMD and TMX presents a sizeable hazard to foraging bees.
Nature
added Apr 23, 2015 09:36
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Seed coating with a neonicotinoid insecticide negatively affects wild bees

such insecticidal use can pose a substantial risk to wild bees in agricultural landscapes, and the contribution of pesticides to the global decline of wild bees may have been underestimated. The lack of a significant response in honeybee colonies suggests
Nature
added Apr 23, 2015 09:35
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[UK] Bees may become addicted to nicotine-like pesticides, study finds

Bees have a preference for sugar solutions laced with the pesticides, scientists say, as a separate landmark field trial show neonicotinoids harm bee population
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 23, 2015 09:31
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Tobacco’s Hidden Children: Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming (PDF)

children working on tobacco farms in the united states are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides, and other dangers. child tobacco workers often labor 50 or 60 hours a week in extreme heat, use dangerous tools and machinery, lift heavy loads, and cl
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 17, 2015 10:59
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