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pesticides

Chemicals that kill plant, animal and other pests, and may also pollute food and water supplies. Well-known toxic pesticides include Aldrin, Chlordane and DDT. See chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphates.
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FIFRA Section 11 authorizes EPA to form cooperative agreements with states, giving them the responsibility for training and certifying applicators of restricted use pesticides.
Individual chapters explore pesticides in agriculture; pesticides in food; pesticides in homes, lawns, and gardens; pesticides in the air, water, and soil; and international trade in pesticides.
In Silent Spring (Mariner), she documented how long-lived organochlorine pesticides, most notoriously DDT, were not only ridding croplands of insects, streets of mosquitoes, and homes of spiders but also exacting a high toll on songbirds and other nontargeted species.
Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticides Program works on a wide range of pesticide issues and topics, evaluating potential new pesticides and uses, providing for special local needs and emergency situations, reviewing the safety of older pesticides, registering pesticide-producing establishments, and enforcing pesticide requirements.
Using pesticides in or near schools sickened more than 2,500 children and school employees over five years, a national report found.
a wood preserving plant that treats utility poles, railroad ties, marine pilings and other industrial-use wood with pesticides that protect it from rot and decay.
OXNARD - The Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect children of farmworkers from pesticides in Ventura County and elsewhere in the nation, according to a lawsuit filed by the United Farm Workers Union and a coalition of environmental and health advocates.
One reason has been the crushing burden of debt incurred to buy expensive seeds and pesticides.
Organic (Or gan/ik): Based on a system of farming that enhances soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
residents carry toxic pesticides in their bodies above government assessed "acceptable" levels, according to a report from Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN), Sierra Club of Canada and Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides(CAP).
Some 700 claimants died in the past decade waiting for compensation, according to Nicaragua's Ministry of Agriculture, and more than 22,000 are reportedly ill as a result of contact with the pesticides nemagon and fumazone, brand names for dibromochloropropane.
The new code will make the sale of most commonly used household pesticides illegal in Quebec by April 2006.

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