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The Feds Decided Not To Ban A Pesticide. Then California Opted To List It As Toxic.

July 31, 2018 |

A few months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled to not ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, California's Scientific Review Panel unanimously agreed this week that it should be listed as a toxic air contaminant.

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Food and Sustainability

California Pesticide Spray Ban Could Hamper Effort To Curb Citrus Pest

March 1, 2018 |

A judge ordered the California Department of Food and Agriculture to stop spraying dozens of pesticides. Some environmental groups count this as a win but a UC Riverside researcher warns the move will hurt efforts to fight a damaging citrus disease.

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

December 21, 2017 |

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.

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Health Care

Cal EPA Moves Toward Tighter Pesticide Restrictions

August 18, 2017 |

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

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Health Care

Battle Over Pesticide Pits Demand For Proof Against Precautions For Health

August 14, 2017 |

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.

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

April 11, 2017 |

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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