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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,...

Nov 15, 2000, 00:00 ET

DPR Awards $120,000 for Bay Area Environmental Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Environmental Protection Agency's Department of Pesticide Regulation today announced...

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...

Oct 05, 2000, 01:00 ET

Victims of Exposure to Toxic Wood Preservatives Tell Their Stories Of Illness and Frustration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The stories of families whose health has been damaged by highly toxic wood preservatives is reported in the...

Oct 03, 2000, 01:00 ET

Survey Shows State Laws Do Not Protect Children from Pesticides Used in Schools, Federal Government Still Has Not Acted

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Children are inadequately protected from pesticides used in schools, according to a study released by Beyond...

Sep 21, 2000, 01:00 ET

DPR Approves $150,000 Settlement for Earlimart Pesticide Incident

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Department of Pesticide Regulation today approved a $150,000 settlement for a...

Jan 18, 2000, 00:00 ET

DPR Proposes New Statewide Restrictions on Methyl Bromide

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Department of Pesticide Regulation today released proposed regulations that will...

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...

Oct 12, 1999, 01:00 ET

At New York City Council Hearing National Environmental Organization Criticizes Mayor Gulliani and City Officials for Misleading Public On Pesticide Safety

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- At a New York City Council, Committee on Health hearing today, the National Coalition Against the Misuse of...

Sep 13, 1999, 01:00 ET

DPR Drafting Regulations for Methyl Bromide, Chloropicrin

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Cal/EPA's Department of Pesticide Regulation is developing statewide regulations on the...

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...

Jan 28, 1999, 00:00 ET

Study Finds States Do Not Protect Children from Pesticides Used in Schools, Group Calls on Federal Government to Act

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- State governments are not adequately protecting children from pesticides used in and around schools,...

Nov 12, 1998, 00:00 ET

Cal/EPA's Department of Pesticide Regulation - Warning Issued on 'Chalk' Pesticide: Danger to Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cal/EPA's Department of Pesticide Regulation and the California Department of Health Services today...

Aug 19, 1998, 01:00 ET

Statement on Pesticides in Air Report by James W. Wells, Director California Department of Pesticide Regulation

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- James W. Wells issued the following statement today (August 19) in response to a report released by the...

Jul 01, 1998, 01:00 ET

DPR Adds More `R's' In School With $77,000 Pest Management Grant

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cal/EPA's Department of Pesticide Regulation wants to add two new "R's" in school -- Reduced Risk...