Pesticide Awareness

Sierra Club of Canada urges Winnipeg to Stop Spraying Malathion

2004-07-22

Ottawa: The Sierra Club of Canada is dismayed at the City of Winnipeg’s continued regressive practices towards mosquito population control, namely the blanket spraying of Malathion. This was recently brought to national attention due to the aggressive arrest of Glenda Whiteman, of the Canadian Coalition for Health and Environment, after she and other environmental activists tried to protect public health and environmental integrity from the devastating effects of Malathion.... Read more »

Many North American Residents Carry Toxic Pesticides Above “Safe” Levels

2004-05-11

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Ottawa - A report released today in the US reveals that government and industry have failed to safeguard public health from pesticide exposures.  While Canada refuses to monitor the chemical and pesticide body burdens of its citizens, many U.S.... Read more »

Head Lice and Your Child, March 2002

2002-03-09
Roughly 25% of school-aged kids get lice each year, and hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on treatment, but just how effective are they? And what are the possible health effects of direct application of chemical pesticides for children? A variety of non-toxic treatments are available, and many have been used by families wishing to avoid the adverse effects of pesticides and drugs.
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