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- NEW: Beyond Toxics’ Assessment of Pesticide Use in the Oregon Weed Grant Program – a Program Funded by the Oregon Lottery, State and Federal Funds
- NEW: Integrated Pest Management Case Studies:
Boulder, Colorado (PDF)
City and County of San Francisco (PDF)
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) – (PDF)
- Sign our Safe Public Places campaign endorsement form!
- List of endorsers of the Safe Public Places Act (individuals and businesses)
- Legislative Sponsors and Endorsers of Safe Public Places Act as of 3-12-13 (PDF)
- Read our Safe Public Places Act flyer – March 2013
- BLOG: Doctors Say Beyond Toxics’ Proposal is a “step in the right direction” by Lisa Arkin (APRIL 3, 2013)
- The Safe Public Places Act – A Rationale for an Integrated Pest Management Policy for Oregon’s State Agencies
- Read the final version of the bill: Safe Public Places Act (HB 3364)
- NEW: Read our Eugene Weekly insert, “A Road to Paradise Soaked with Poisons“
- NEW VIDEO: Video Press Release: Beyond Toxics’ state IPM bill, HB 3364, passes 8-0 in House Ag Committee (2 min.)
- VIDEO: Poisoned Roads (6 min.)
- Integrated Pest Management defined
- More on pesticide reform
- More on Human Rights and Chemical Exposure
- Assessing Environmental Impact Quotients for Pesticide Use on State Highways in Lane County
- LAURELWOOD GOLF COURSE: Non-Compliance with the Integrated Pest Management Policies of the City of Eugene, Oregon
- Protecting Health in Your Community: A Guidebook for Organizing for Pesticide Reform
- Beyond Toxics Slide Show: Washington Park and Pesticides-City of Eugene (PDF)
- WARNING! Hazards to Children: Pesticides in Our Schools
From other sources:
- NEW REPORT from Pesticide Action Network:
A Generation in Jeopardy: How pesticides are undermining our children’s health & intelligence
Kids today are sicker than they were a generation ago, and a growing body of scientific evidence points to pesticides as a reason why. From childhood cancers to learning disabilities and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise.
- Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark?
published by Earth Open Source in June of this year
- CONSUMER INFORMATION…
Practical Tips for Identifying Bugs in Your Garden (from Organic Gardening magazine):
Good Bug, Bad Bug – Is it a beneficial insect or a garden pest?
With illustrations and descriptions of 50 common garden insects, this guide will help you tell the difference between the garden pests that you want to get rid of and the beneficial insects that you want to encourage. | (Download a free PDF)
- Hear interview with Lisa Arkin on “The Jefferson Exhange” Southern Oregon’s Jefferson Public Radio: Non-Pesticide Pest Management (June 3, 2013) – Oregon governor John Kitzhaber is expected to sign a bill that would change the state’s approach to the use of pesticides on state land. A new state council on integrated pest management will be set up when the bill becomes law.
- Read Oregonian News Report:
Bill to cut pesticide use by Oregon state agencies wins Senate support By Scott Learn, The Oregonian (May 28, 2013)
- Senate OKs bill to boost pesticide alternatives on state-owned lands (May 28, 2013)
Written by Peter Wong, Salem Statesman Journal
- Hear the 5-28-13 interview with Lisa Arkin on KLCC (mp3 file) – May 28, 2013
- Another step to minimize pesticide use ( by Peter Wong)
- Seeking a World Beyond Toxics (Mountain Rose Herbs blog)
- Hear Lisa Arkin interviewed on Jefferson Public Radio about the plight of honey bees and National Honey Bee Day – Aug. 15, 2012 (mp3 audio opens and plays within a new web page)
- Jefferson Public Radio interview with Lisa Arkin about the pesticide awareness rallies Feb.11, 2012 – Jefferson Public Radio (mp3 file)
- Latest report on atrazine (PR Watch article: “Atrazine: A Molecular Bull in a China Shop”)
- PANNA’s blog about the atrazine manufacturer, Syngenta: Syngenta’s atrazine PR campaign unveiled (GroundTruth – Feb. 8, 2012)
- Weed killer linked to gender-bending in animals
- Atrazine in water tied to menstrual irregularities, low hormones
- Atrazine and the EPA – new findings!
- As part of a continuing effort to protect Americans’ health by increasing access to chemical information, the EPA has removed confidentiality claims for more than 150 chemicals in the U.S.
Environmental Health (general)
- Article from the latest issue of Oregon Tilth’s journal: Safe Public Places – Oregon’s Integrated Pest Management Policy – a joint letter to organic farmers and consumers concerned about organics
- Study: ADHD linked to pesticide exposure By Sarah Klein, Health.com (May 17, 2010)
- Protecting Children’s Health and Development – The case for Reducing Pesticides: Cases Reported by Source
- Protecting Children’s Health and Development – The case for Reducing Pesticides: Body Burden of Organophosphate Metabolite
- GUEST VIEWPOINT: It’s time to reduce pesticides in Oregon schools by Lisa Arkin (2009)
- Beyond Toxics Reports: Scores of youths exposed to toxins R-G article (2008)
- July 2012 The Bend Bulletin reported about a heavy fine levied for an excessive use of state administered pesticides near La Pine, OR (article reprint)
- Residents near La Pine contacted Beyond Toxics summer of last year which led to our interest in and involvement with the affected rural residents and subsequently led to 2 education efforts below…
- Human Rights and Chemical Exposure (Beyond Toxics web page)
- Human Rights and Lane County’s Proposed Roadside Spray Program
- ODOT Herbicide Applications Along State Highways: Human Rights Concerns
- Excellent report on atrazine (PR Watch article: “Atrazine: A Molecular Bull in a China Shop”) – Lisa Arkin, Beyond Toxics Exec. Director, interviewed
- Fact Sheet on atrazine (from Beyond Pesticides)
- Fact Sheet on glyphosate (from Beyond Pesticides)
- Special Feature: Consumer Pesticide Products with Neonics Sold in The U.S.
Read about common home garden products to avoid which contain neonics, the class of pesticides threatening the honey bee.
- Good Bug, Bad Bug – Is it a beneficial insect or a garden pest?
With illustrations and descriptions of 50 common garden insects, this guide will help you tell the difference between the garden pests that you want to get rid of and the beneficial insects that you want to encourage. (Download a free PDF)
Do you have a pesticide exposure story?
Write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
call the Beyond Toxics office in Eugene: 541-465-8860
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