Tag: pesticides

The EPA and Citizen Job

April 21st, 2017, No Comments

Re: E.P.A. Chief, Rejecting Agency’s Science, Chooses Not to Ban Insecticide (NYT, 3/29/17) Link- https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/us/politics/epa-insecticide-chlorpyrifos.html?_r=0 Reporter Eric Lipton wrote this interesting article regarding pesticides and the EPA, regarded as moribund among a myriad of federal agencies to wither on the vine of the national debt. Few would protest a desire to lower federal spending but […]

Nicotine Up Your Nose?

April 3rd, 2013, No Comments

Here in Greece, I’ve been getting sick from the fumes of something that smells like tobacco smoke – and isn’t. An odor heavy in the airport harkened back to memories of my research in pesticide science when I first came across the ‘neonicotinoids’. It’s spring now and pesticides are making the news like crazy. The […]

Pesticides: A Form of Eco(nomic) Terrorism

September 21st, 2010, 3 Comments

The New York Times reported a horrendous crime perpetrated upon young girls and their teachers in Afghanistan over a period of years, in the form of poisoning. Compounds commonly found in pesticides known as organophosphates (or “OP’s”) were applied to school buildings housing female students and mass illnesses occurred, while village authorities relegated the ailments […]

Pesticides in Schools: My Testimony Before the New Hampshire Legislature

February 13th, 2010, 3 Comments

The New Hampshire legislative committee on the Environment and Agriculture held a hearing on 2/11/10 to discuss Bill #1456 presented by Representative Suzanne Smith. This bill proposed the creation of a committee to study the use of pesticides in the schools and other places where children congregate. Here is the text of my written testimony […]

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