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Dec 20, 2004, 00:00 ET Secret EPA Deal to Abandon Year-End Ban of Deadly Pesticide Dursban

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- EPA is said to be secretly negotiating a deal with the Dow Chemical Company to extend a major use of their...


Dec 15, 2004, 00:00 ET Common Consumer Products With Antibacterial Agent Causes Health, Environmental Effects and Antibiotic Resistance

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- An antibacterial chemical, commonly found in consumer products, has been repeatedly shown to cause health...


Dec 02, 2004, 00:00 ET On Anniversary of Bhopal Disaster, Group Calls on Consumers to Take Action and Stop Toxic Pesticide Use

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- December 3, on the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster -- the worst industrial accident in the world's...


Nov 12, 2003, 00:00 ET New Survey Finds 100% of Responding Hospitals Use Hazardous Pesticides in or Around Facilities

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind survey of top U.S. hospitals finds that many major hospitals are regularly spraying...


Apr 17, 2003, 01:00 ET Landmark Report Documents Safer Schools That Protect Children From Unnecessary Pesticide Exposure

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In a report released today, schools from across the country document a growing trend to adopt safer...


Dec 10, 2002, 00:00 ET Labor, Environmental Groups and Victims Sue EPA to Ban Arsenic And Dioxin-Laden Wood Preservatives

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A lawsuit was filed today in federal court by a national labor union, environmental groups and a victim...


Feb 07, 2002, 00:00 ET Public Interest Groups Tell EPA to Fully Protect Public from Wood Preservatives

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In a meeting with the DC-based environmental health group Beyond Pesticides yesterday, EPA Antimicrobials...


Dec 20, 2001, 00:00 ET Environmental, Health Groups Petition EPA to Ban Hazardous Wood Preservatives

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing government inaction to protect the nation's children from exposure to widely used and highly toxic...


Jul 17, 2001, 01:00 ET Senate Measure to Protect Children from Pesticides in Jeopardy in the House; Historic Public Interest and Industry Agreement Threatened by House Agriculture Committee; Emergency Hearing Scheduled for July 18, 2001

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A Senate measure widely hailed as an historic agreement to protect children from pesticides used in schools...


Jun 19, 2001, 01:00 ET Children's Pesticide Exposure to Be Curtailed Under U.S. Senate Education Bill

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- If it becomes law, schools may become safer for children and teachers, as a result of a provision in the...


Mar 20, 2001, 00:00 ET Environmentalists and Pest Management Companies Join Forces, Launch Effort to Offer Least Toxic Choices that Protect Children and Consumers

WASHINGTON, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With the arrival of Spring and warmer weather, the public inevitably turns its attention to insect problems,...


Mar 19, 2001, 00:00 ET Group Calls for Safer School Environment by Curtailing Pesticide Use

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides, co-author of the new report,...


Oct 06, 2000, 01:00 ET Scientists and Activists Join in New York City To Stop Pesticide Poisoning

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 20 national, regional and local organizations are sponsoring an educational forum with Ralph Nader called...


Dec 16, 1999, 00:00 ET Beyond Pesticides/NCAMP: New EPA Data Released Under Freedom of Information Act Find High Cancer Risk Tied to Wood Utility Poles Treated with Poisonous Chemicals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Children exposed to soil around utility poles treated with pentachlorophenol (penta), a wood preservative...


Apr 12, 1999, 01:00 ET Public Denied Basic Right-to-Know When Pesticides Are Used In Indoor Public Places

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond Pesticides/ National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides issued the following: State...