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Health Care

Cal EPA Moves Toward Tighter Pesticide Restrictions

August 18, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

The state Department of Pesticide Regulations Friday released their newest risk assessment for a commonly used pesticide called chlorpyrifos.

Ali Budner / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Battle Over Pesticide Pits Demand For Proof Against Precautions For Health

August 14, 2017 | Ali Budner

A recently-introduced bill would ban one of the nation’s most widely-used pesticides, chlorpyrifos. The Obama Administration moved to ban it in 2015, over health concerns, but this year the Trump Administration reversed that decision.

Jae C. Hong / AP

Environment

Two Drones Could Be Flying Over Placer County In Search For Mosquitoes

April 11, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District has two new weapons in its fight against disease-carrying mosquitoes. The district plans to use drones to help spot places where mosquitoes could breed.

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Environment

California May Ban Pesticides Near Schools

September 29, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators are proposing new rules designed to protect schoolchildren from pesticides that blow in from nearby farms.

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