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Stories related to: pesticides

Pesticide Regulators Say Little Or No Residue Found On Most California Produce

December 21, 2017 | Steve Milne

About 9 in 10 of the produce tested for pesticides at California grocery stores, farmer's markets and other outlets had little or no residue, according to the state Department of Pesticide Regulation's 2016 survey.

Gosia Wozniacka / AP

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.

Photo / Pesticide Watch

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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