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  1. The Pesticide Detox: Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture by Jules N. Pretty, 2005-02
  2. The Pesticide Question: Environment, Economics, and Ethics
  3. Pesticides (Our Environment) by Katherine Macfarlane, 2007-05-11
  4. Pesticides and the Future: Minimizing Chronic Exposure of Humans and the Environment
  5. Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children by Committee on Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children, National Research Council, 1993-01-15
  6. Physical Principles of Pesticide Behaviour: The Dynamics of Applied Pesticide in the Local Environment in Relation to Biological Responses (v. 1) by G. S. Hartley, 1997-07
  7. Fate of Pesticides and Chemicals in the Environment (Environmental Science and Technology: A Wiley-Interscience Series of Texts and Monographs)
  8. Pesticides in Agriculture and the Environment (Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment)
  9. Pesticides in the Soil Environment: Processes, Impacts, and Modeling (Soil Science Society of America Book Series, No 2) (Soil Science Society of America Book Series, No 2) by H. H. Cheng, 1990-01-01
  10. Pesticides in Urban Environments: Fate and Significance (Acs Symposium Series) by Kenneth D. Racke, 1993-01
  11. Pesticides in the Soil Environment (Fundamental aspects of pollution control and environmental science) by Shahamat U. Khan, 1980-03
  12. Use and Significance of Pesticides in the Environment by Freeman Lester McEwen, 1979-05
  13. The New Japanese Pesticide Cartap: Is it as Environment Friendly as Claimed (Global environmental perceptions) by S.A. Abbasi, 2005-11-30
  14. Pesticides and environment

1. EPA: Pesticides
Find detailed medical information on the effects of pesticides. Also contains consumer safety info and regional directories.
Pesticides Recent Additions Contact Us Print Version Search: EPA Home Pesticides A-Z Index About Pesticides Environmental Effects Controlling Pests ...
Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire
Emergencies Immediate Steps
Poison Control Center:
Featured Sites Meetings
Open for Comments


Consumer Alerts
Pesticide Registration (PR) Notices

News Stories Earth Day, April 22, 2003 - Action for a Healthy Environment
On April 22nd, the nation reaffirms its comitment to protect public health and the enviornment. You can celebrate Earth Day every day by getting involved and making a difference in your home, community and classroom. EPA Supports Healthy Schools Day
Monday April 7th has been declared to be Healthy Schools Day by the Council of Educational Facility PlannersInternational. See EPA's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools page for resources to assist schools in implementing pest management plans in and around their buildings that can reduce the need for chemical pest controls. CEFPI's Healthy Schools Day is part of

2. Nearctica - Environment - Pesticides
Environment Pesticides. Return to Environment Main Page. Click Here. GeneralTechnical Information on Pesticides. Pesticide Law and Regulations.
Environment - Pesticides Return to Environment Main Page General Technical Information on Pesticides Pesticide Law and Regulations State and Provincial Agencies Regulating Pesticides University Pesticide Training Courses and Impact Assessment ... Independent Organizations Interested in Pesticides

3. Municipality Of Chelsea - Sustainable Development - Pesticides
Environment Pesticides GENERAL INFO INFORMATION In December 1998,the Municipality of Chelsea adopted Bylaw 488-98 banning the

Sustainable Development
: Pesticides GENERAL INFO INFORMATION In December 1998, the Municipality of Chelsea adopted By-law 488-98 banning the use of pesticides for aesthetic purposes. The By-law also outlines certain exceptions for which an application permit is mandatory. The Municipality has established an education program including free training workshops on the ecological maintenance of lawns and gardens, the transition from chemical to ecological maintenance, practical suggestions, etc. Reference books are also available for consultation at the Chelsea Municipal Library. For additional information, please leave a message on our INFO-3R line at (819) 827-3547, or contact us by email at
A qualified staff member will contact you. Click here to consult the Pesticide By-law.
ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO PESTICIDES : Weed killer : Hand pull the weeds or use a mixture of equal part vinegar and apple cider and spray hot mixture on the weeds. Natural insecticide: Add 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of biodegradable soap or biodegradable insecticide soap to one litre of hot water and spray mixture on plants or leaves. A HEALTHY LAWN Here are a few helpful hints to achieve a beautiful, healthy lawn. It is preferable not to pickup grass clippings:

4. Pesticides, Human Health And The Environment
IPM and Policy
Pesticides, Human Health
and the Environment
Pesticide Properties and Toxicity
Reducing Pesticide Risks
Pesticide Impacts on Human Health
Pesticide Impacts on Beneficials
Pesticide Impacts on Wildlife
Pesticides and Water Quality
Return to Major Topics

5. Pesticides And Fertilizers In Turfgrass Environment
Article detailing the application of fertilizers to turf.Category Home Gardens Soil and Additives Fertilizers......Little potential exists for contamination of ground water and air from fertilizersand pesticides applied to turf in a golf course environment if management
Fate of Pesticides and Fertilizers in a Simulated Golf Course Turfgrass Environment
Little potential exists for contamination of ground water and air from fertilizers and pesticides applied to turf in a golf course environment if management practices that minimize detrimental environmental impacts are used. F ertilizers and pesticides applied to turf on golf course greens and fairways do not contaminate ground water or air if management practices that minimize detrimental environmental impacts are used, according to the results of a simulation study conducted by Marylynn Yates, Environmental Microbiology and Ground Water Quality Specialist at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Management practices in the study included nitrogen fertilizer applied once every 2 weeks as sulfur-coated urea or urea at rates of 1.0 and 0.5 lb N/1,000 ft2 per month to the green and fairway plots, respectively. Irrigation was 100% or 130% ET. Since fairways are similar to many general turfgrass sites, the results can be extrapolated to general turf situations if similar management practices are used, Yates said. The 12 putting green test plots were constructed with a typical greens sand with 15% sphagnum peat moss and sodded with Penncross creeping bentgrass. The 24 fairways test plots consisted of 12 sandy loam and 12 loamy sand soils sodded with Tifway II bermudagrass.

6. Obsolete Pesticides Threaten Environment - 7/15/1999 - ENN News - Environmental
Obsolete pesticides threaten environment. Thursday, July 15, 1999
Site Index: Home News ENN Earthnews Affiliates News In-Depth Topics Interact Online Quizzes Postcards Marketplace Advanced Search Advertise Join ENN e-mail Subscription Take our Survey Affiliate Tech Center Post Press Release Help About ENN Site Map Obsolete pesticides threaten environment Thursday, July 15, 1999
Several hundred thousand tons of obsolete pesticides stored around the world are dangerous to humans and the environment, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Several hundred thousand tons of dangerous, useless pesticides currently plague several countries around the globe, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Even worse, enough funding for the clean up of these obsolete pesticides doesn't exist and the FAO estimates they could pose a threat to humans and the environment until 2030. "No one wants to pay good money to burn old chemicals. They would much rather give development aid to build hospitals, roads and schools and fund other sustainable development options," said Mark Davis of the United Kingdom's Pesticide Trust. "What they overlook is that as long as the toxic legacy of obsolete pesticides remains, sustainable development is effectively impossible because water, soil and air continue to be poisoned." At least 100,000 tons of obsolete pesticides are located in developing countries with an estimated 20,000 tons of pesticide leftovers in Africa, 3,000 tons alone in Morocco.

7. ENVIRONMENT: Mauritania's Toxic Pesticides Incinerated In Holland
From IPS World News.
IPS news reports appear daily in English, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish.
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ENVIRONMENT: Mauritania's Toxic Pesticides Incinerated In Holland
By Ramesh Jaura BONN, Sep 2 (IPS) - Toxic pesticide stocks in Mauritania will be shipped later this month to Rotterdam and incinerated in a hazardous waste plant situated close to the Dutch sea port. The action is part of a joint project launched by the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the Royal Dutch/Shell group of companies. Work on the collection of 200 tonnes of dieldrin, an insecticide for locust control, and 100 tonnes of contaminated storage drums from five sites in Mauritania Atar, Ayoun, Nouakchott, Kankossa and Rosso began end of August, GTZ spokesman Hans Steh ling told IPS. The project was initiated in 1995 when the German government was approached by the government of Mauritania, a country in the Sahel-Saharan region of West Africa, for technical and financial support to dispose of the dieldrin stocks. The German ministry of economic cooperation and development (BMZ) has provided one million marks (about 555,000 dollars) and tasked the GTZ, with headquarters in Eschborn, near Frankfurt am Main, with its implementation.

of pesticides in the environment. Following release into the environment, pesticides may have many different fates.
E X T O X N E T Extension Toxicology Network Toxicology Information Briefs A Pesticide Information Project of Cooperative Extension Offices of Cornell University, Oregon State University, the University of Idaho, and the University of California at Davis and the Institute for Environmental Toxicology, Michigan State University. Major support and funding was provided by the USDA/Extension Service/National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program. EXTOXNET primary files maintained and archived at Oregon State University Revised 9/93. MOVEMENT OF PESTICIDES IN THE ENVIRONMENT INTRODUCTION The widespread use and disposal of pesticides by farmers, institutions and the general public provide many possible sources of pesticides in the environment. Following release into the environment, pesticides may have many different fates. Pesticides which are sprayed can move through the air and may eventually end up in other parts of the environment, such as in soil or water. Pesticides which are applied directly to the soil may be washed off the soil into nearby bodies of surface water or may percolate through the soil to lower soil layers and groundwater. Pesticides which are injected into the soil may also be subject to the latter two fates. The application of pesticides directly to bodies of water for weed control, or indirectly as a result of leaching from boat paint, runoff from soil or other routes, may lead not only to build up of pesticides in water, but also may contribute to air levels through evaporation.

Europe and Asia join to produce this database on the active ingredients in pesticides and the products in which they are found. The Database on pesticides and the environment is the result of information compiled from 1992 to 1996.
European Community / Economic and Social Comission for Asia and the Pacific Commission - FADINAP (Bangkok, Thailand) Brunei Darussalam - Cambodia - China - Indonesia - Lao PDR - Malaysia - Philippines - Singapore - Thailand - Viet Nam Active Ingredient
Commercial products

Pesticides use

The Database on Pesticides and the Environment is the result of information compiled from 1992 to 1996. Although, it may be out of date in some areas, e.g. Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) and Acceptable Daily Intake (ADIs) and may contains other inaccuracies, it constitutes a unique source of information on pesticides used in Asia. For the first time, to our knowledge, pesticides widely used in Asia were put in a direct relationship with their environmental and health effects. An attempt was also made attracting the attention of the users of the database to environmentally friendlier alternatives of crop protection, e.g. through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods. Rural Development Section
ESCAP - United Nations Building
Rajadamnoern Avenue
Bangkok 10200 - Thailand
Tel: (662) 288 1394 - Fax: (662) 288 1056 - Email:

10. G7520 Pesticides And The Environment
Agricultural publication G07520 Reviewed December 15, 1997 pesticides and the environment Brown and W.K. Penn State University Darryl P. Sanders Department of Entomology, University of MissouriColumbia James H. Jarman
Pesticides and the Environment
C.L. Brown and W.K. Hock
Penn State University Darryl P. Sanders
Department of Entomology, University of Missouri-Columbia James H. Jarman
Integrated Pest Management, University of Missouri-Columbia Once a pesticide is introduced into the environment, whether through an application, a disposal or a spill, it is influenced by many processes. These processes determine a pesticide¹s persistence and movement, if any, and its ultimate fate. The fate processes can be beneficial. They can move a pesticide to the target area or destroy its potentially harmful residues. Sometimes they can be detrimental, leading to reduced control of a target pest, injury of nontarget plants and animals, and environmental damage. Of particular concern today is the movement of pesticides into groundwater. Different soil and climatic factors and different handling practices can promote or prevent each process. An understanding of the fate processes can help every pesticide applicator ensure that applications are not only effective, but are also environmentally safe.
The fate processes
Fate processes fall into three major types: adsorption, transfer, and degradation (see Figure 1).

11. CropLife Canada - Resource Centre - Pesticides - Environment
environment pesticides protect the environment by allowing farmersto produce more food on less land. Since 1950 alone, farmers
Pesticides protect the environment by allowing farmers to produce more food on less land. Since 1950 alone, farmers have doubled the world's food supply without increasing the acreage farmed. Without pesticides, new land would have been brought into production at a tremendous cost to natural resources and wildlife habitat.
As the world's population rapidly expands, forecasters believe our global ability to produce food will have to triple to meet a world population of 10 billion by 2050. Where will this extra food come from? There are two options:
  • cultivate more land, severely reducing wildlife habitat; or
  • find new ways of increasing yields on existing farmlands using
    crop protection technology.
Today's pesticides are generally less toxic to people, animals and other non-target species. Many products target specific pests and have low use rates, making them more environmentally friendly. In fact, use rates have been reduced from litres or kilograms per hectare to grams or milliliters per hectare. Many crop protection products completely biodegrade within days after application.
Pesticide contamination of surface ground water is not an issue in Canada or the United States. The U.S. Geological Society completed a five-year study of wells throughout the country and calculated that 99.9% of tested wells met government standards. Canadian statistics support these findings.

12. NCAP - Northwest Coalition For Alternatives To Pesticides Home Page
NCAP works to protect people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems. Provide news and information on pesticide issues.
About NCAP
  • mission statement
  • staff
  • board Membership
  • News
  • news releases
  • action alerts
  • news archives Journal of Pesticide Reform
  • about JPR
  • JPR index Programs
  • clean water for salmon
  • inert ingredients disclosure
  • pesticide use reporting
  • public education
  • schools pesticide use reduction
  • sustainable agriculture
  • pesticide factsheets (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides)
  • alternatives (solutions for bugs, weeds, etc.)
  • articles on pesticide issues
  • special reports
  • tips on taking action Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides PO Box 1393, Eugene OR 97440-1393 Ph. 541-344-5044 Fax 541-344-6923
  • 13. NCAP - Northwest Coalition For Alternatives To Pesticides Home Page
    Works to protect people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems.
    About NCAP
  • mission statement
  • staff
  • board Membership
  • News
  • news releases
  • action alerts
  • news archives Journal of Pesticide Reform
  • about JPR
  • JPR index Programs
  • clean water for salmon
  • inert ingredients disclosure
  • pesticide use reporting
  • public education
  • schools pesticide use reduction
  • sustainable agriculture
  • pesticide factsheets (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides)
  • alternatives (solutions for bugs, weeds, etc.)
  • articles on pesticide issues
  • special reports
  • tips on taking action Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides PO Box 1393, Eugene OR 97440-1393 Ph. 541-344-5044 Fax 541-344-6923
  • 14. Pesticides - Making The Right Choice For The Protection Of Health And The Enviro
    Increasing Levels of pesticides in the Urban environment. pesticides in the Aquatic environment
    AND THE ENVIRONMENT Report of the Standing Committee on
    Environment and Sustainable Development
    Guiding Principles for the New Legislation
    Sectors of Pesticide Use

    General Characteristics of Pesticides
    ... Research on Protecting Vulnerable Groups PART C: THE REGULATORY SYSTEM 8. RISK AND VALUE ASSESSMENTS Risk Assessment
    Human Health
    Toxicity ...
    Special Reviews
    Integrated Pest Management Research and Strategies
    Government Research ...
    Gradual Reduction in the Use of Pesticides for Cosmetic Purposes

    Pest facts information center.Category Home Gardens Pest and Disease Control...... Why pesticides? A back to top. Copyright © 2002, RISE (ResponsibleIndustry for a Sound environment)®, All rights reserved. RISE
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    Theory: SARS 'Spread by Cockroaches'
    Experts have a new theory on how the Sars illness raced through an entire apartment block in Hong Kong.
    This story appeared in the BBC International News. It includes information from a Hong Kong health official about harm from cockroaches that is theoretical at this point, but RISE will continue to monitor the situation.
    click here to view the story
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    CropLife America/RISE
    Spring Issues Conference and view the program
    CDC says mosquito truck foggers don't increase pesticide levels in humans

    West Nile virus mimics other diseases

    Experts: No stopping West Nile's march across United States

    Healthy Homes Initiative Releases Report
    ... West Nile Virus fact sheet and informational web site from USDA
    Visit these other online resources RISE has developed to keep you informed and up-to-date:

    16. EUROPA - Environment - Chemicals
    As many pesticides are deliberately released to the environment, theyare also a source of surface and ground water pollution. Therefore
    en EUROPA European Commission Environment Policies ...
    In the early days of the European Community it was recognised that there was a need to protect the Community's environment and to create common standards to protect consumers in order to ensure the free circulation of goods among the Member States. For this reason, the first Community environment legislation dealt with products, amongst them dangerous chemicals. However, in recent years, drawbacks of the current system have been identified and examined. The most important of these are:
    • 100.106 existing substances can be used without testing burden of proof on public authorities no efficient instrument to ensure safe use of the most problematic substances lack of incentives for innovation, in particular of less hazardous substitutes
    The White Paper on the Strategy for a future Chemicals policy , adopted on 13 February 2001, addresses the shortcomings of the current system. This relates mainly to the following legislation:
    • Directive on the Classification, Packaging and Labelling of

    17. Physicians For Social Responsibility (PSR)
    Specific issues the environment and Health Program has addressed include medical waste incineration and Dioxin, pesticides, safe food and drinking water, clean air and water and children's environmental health.

    18. Pesticides In Schools
    safety of pesticides and because children, who are particularly vulnerable to harmfulsubstances in their environment, may be exposed to pesticides in their
    Home Press Releases Attorney General's Page Tour the AG's Office ... Index
    Updated 1-24-03
    Pesticides in Schools:
    Reducing the Risks
    Attorney General of New York
    New York State
    Department of Law
    Environmental Protection Bureau
    Original printing: March 1993
    Revised: Feb. 1994, Feb.1996
    • Introduction Summary Pesticides and Safety Survey Method ... Appendices NOTE: In 1993, this report was recognized by the New York State Library Association's Government Information Roundtable, with its "Notable Documents Award." The Roundtable commended the Attorney General's Office for an exemplary awareness of the need to provide access to information vital to the public."
      Pesticides, a diverse group of toxic chemicals, are widely used in agricultural production, in factories and offices, in homes and restaurants, and in schools. Schools, with their kitchens and cafeterias, athletic fields and playgrounds, classrooms and offices, are regularly treated with a variety of pesticides. An increasing body of scientific data on the potentially harmful effects of pesticide exposure on people and the environment rightfully raises concern about the broad use of these toxic substances. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, "All pesticides are toxic to some degree. This means they can pose some risk to you, to your children and pets...." The commonplace, widespread use of pesticides is both a major environmental problem and a public health issue.

    19. World Wildlife Fund: Global Campaign To Reduce The Use Of Toxic Chemicals
    Information from the World Wildlife Fund on toxic chemicals in the environment. Focus on endocrine disruptors, persistant organic pesticides (POP's) and agricultural pesticides.
    Pollution from toxic chemicals threatens life on this planet - every ocean and every continent is contaminated... WWF and NRDC Urge EPA to Ban the Toxic Pesticide Endosulfan
    Read NRDC and WWF's offical comments to EPA
    Read the latest Press Releases from the Toxics Program.

    20. The Secret Hazards Of Pesticides
    use of pesticides, has categorized inert ingredients into four groups substancesknown to cause longterm health damage and harm the environment, chemicals
    Home Press Releases Attorney General's Page Tour the AG's Office ... Index
    Updated 1-24-03
    The Secret Hazards of Pesticides:
    Inert Ingredients
    Attorney General of New York
    New York State
    Office of the Attorney General
    Environmental Protection Bureau
    February 1996
    Printable version of this page
    The Secret Hazards of Pesticides: Inert Ingredients
    Look at any label on a pesticide product and you will find a list of "active" ingredients, with a few long chemical names, and then typically the phrase "inert ingredients," with only a single percentage figure given and no listing of individual ingredients. The active ingredients are the chemicals used to control the target pest and must be listed on the label. The so-called "inert" ingredients are used as carriers for the active ingredients, to help dissolve them, make them easier to apply or to preserve them. Inerts usually make up at least half if not most of consumer pesticide products. For instance, 99.1 percent of Raid's Ant and Roach Killer is inert ingredients and Ortho Diazinon Dust is 96 percent inerts. Of the 85 pesticide products examined by the Attorney General's office, 75 percent contained over 90 percent inert ingredients (see

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