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Millions of people rely on EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce to reduce their exposure to toxic synthetic pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. The alternative is buy organic.

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Saturday, February 1, 1997

View and Download the report here: Something's in the Air

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Saturday, August 31, 1996

On August 3,1996, President Clinton signed the Food Quality Protection Act,fundamen tally improving the way that pesticides are regulated in food. The bill passed the House of Representatives on July 23, 1996, by a vote of 417 - 0.

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Thursday, August 22, 1996
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Sunday, June 2, 1996

Pesticide companies, agribusiness, food corporations, and farm groups strongly support the passage of H.R. 1627 and S.

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Thursday, February 8, 1996

In 1993, fourteen people were made ill from routine application of methyl bromide in strawberry fields adjacent to subdivisions in Castroville, California.

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Thursday, February 1, 1996

Nitrate in drinking water at levels greater than the Federal standard of 10 parts per million (ppm) can cause methemoglobinemia, a potentially fatal condition in infants commonly known as blue-baby syndrome. According to Dr.

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Friday, September 1, 1995

Beginning on May 15, 1995, a network of environmental organizations began testing tap water for weed killers in cities across the U.S. Corn Belt, in Louisiana, and in Maryland.

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Wednesday, August 2, 1995

Cyanazine Use

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Monday, May 1, 1995

To All Concerned About Pesticide Safety:

Sometimes misinformation is repeated so often that it sounds like fact. Such is the case with the rampant misinformation trumpeted by opponents of tougher health standards for pesticides.

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Wednesday, February 1, 1995

Most people believe that the produce they buy meets pesticide safety standards. But as this study shows, fruits and vegetables with illegal pesticides end up on grocery shelves, in kitchens, and in lunchboxes throughout the country every day.

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