Non Toxic Oregon Resources


Health Effects of Exposure to Pesticides

Children’s health:
Pesticide Exposure in Children – Journal of Pediatrics (PDF)

Women’s health:
Pesticides in produce linked with reduced fertility in women
(Pesticide Effects on Women’s Fertility – Harvard study)

Elder health:
Pesticide Exposure in Older Adults- National Pesticides Information Center

Beyond Pesticides Fact Sheet: 30 pesticides and their health effects (PDF)

Risks to Pollinators:
Dangers of Neonicotinoids in your Garden – Xerces Society (PDF)

Risks to Pets:
Lawn Chemicals Linked to 2 Types of Cancer in Dogs
Toxicology & Poison Control for Pets
Household Chemical Exposures and the Risk of Canine Malignant Lymphoma, a Model for Human Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non Toxic Cities

Non Toxic Oregon Guide To Building a Campaign to Protect Children’s Health (PDF)

Alternatives to Chemical Weed Control – GOOLWA ACTION PLANNING ASSOCIATION (GWLAP)
Guide to Sheet Mulching (PDF)


Templates and model programs enacted by other cities

Non Toxic Approach

Encouraging Beneficial Insects:

What you can do as an individual:

Some jurisdictions allow residents to register for a No-Spray area in the case of roadside spray or vector control. If your county is not on this list you may wish to take action to create this option in your community.

If you would like to organize your friends and neighbors in your community, download and study our “Non-Toxic Oregon Guide To Building a Campaign to Protect Children’s Health” (PDF)


Non Toxic Oregon coming to your community!” by Lisa Arkin (PDF)

Take Action: Local Governments Must Act to Protect Us from Glyphosate (Beyond Pesticides)

For more information about how you can get involved, contact Beyond Toxics: 541-465-8860 / email:

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