Hobbs conversion headed to court

Sonoma West STOP IN THE NAME OF VESCO by David Abbott Sonoma West A group of concerned parents from the Twin Hills Union School District are trying to force Paul Hobbs to get an environmental review of the 39-acre vineyard conversion that has been in the works since June 2013. The work was briefly halted (continued)
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Sonoma West

Elementary School Students at Increased Pesticide Risk

EWG has determined that 487 elementary schools across America are within 200 feet of a corn or soybean field. This finding is alarming because young children are especially vulnerable to the toxic herbicide 2,4-D in Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist DuoTM, a weed killer mixture that is awaiting governmental approval for widespread use on new varieties of (continued)
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Posted on August 14, 2014 By manishie

Autism risk higher near pesticide-treated fields, study says

Environmental Health News Buffer zones are required around fields treated with some pesticides, including chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to neurological effects in children. Its use has been cut in half in California since 2005. By Lindsey Konkel Staff Writer Environmental Health News June 23, 2014 Babies whose moms lived within a mile of crops treated with (continued)
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Environmental Health News

Posted on June 23, 2014 By manishie

Hair samples confirm children’s pesticide exposure

Pesticide Action NetworkLast week the French group Generations Futures announced findings from a small biomonitoring study of children living and learning near agricultural fields. Eighty percent of the children tested had been exposed to agricultural pesticides in the previous three months. Researchers took hair samples from 30 children living or attending school within a 1/10 of a mile of agricultural (continued)
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Pesticide Action Network

Posted on May 14, 2014 By manishie

Report: Thousands of Kids Go to School Near Heavy Pesticide Use

The California Report Download audio (MP3)  Central Valley farmworkers and environmentalists stand near a school in West Fresno, which Cal EPA recently classified as one of the state’s most toxic hotspots. A new report shows tens of thousands of students in California attend schools very close to farms where heavy amounts of pesticides are used. Pesticide reform groups (continued)
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The California Report

Posted on April 30, 2014 By manishie

Acute Illnesses Associated With Pesticide Exposure at Schools

JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association Context Pesticides continue to be used on school property, and some schools are at risk of pesticide drift exposure from neighboring farms, which leads to pesticide exposure among students and school employees. However, information on the magnitude of illnesses and risk factors associated with these pesticide exposures is (continued)
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JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association

Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina

Pesticide Protection Zones: Keeping Kids Safe at School

Pesticide Watch Education FundSchool Protection Zones Executive Summary More than 150 million pounds of agricultural pesticides are used every year in California. As chemicals that are designed to kill or damage living things, pesticides pose a variety of health hazards. Almost 20 percent of the agricultural pesticides used in California are known to cause cancer, (continued)
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Pesticide Watch Education Fund

Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina