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Mapping the PFAS contamination crisis: New data show 2,337 sites in 49 states

The extend of American communities' confirmed contamination with highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate.

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The Facts About Diazinon

Diazinon is one of a class of pesticides called organophosphates (OPs), chemicals that were originally developed by the German company I.G. Farben as nerve gases during World World II.

Give Us a Fake

Based on the evidence presented, the millions who watched the original broadcast might well have answered Walters' questions in the affirmative. After viewing the segment, Walters said she might “cry...

An Ill Wind

More than 2.3 million pounds of the acutely toxic pesticide methyl bromide were applied near 455 public schools in California in 1998, according to state records of pesticide use analyzed by the...

Statement on Phase-out of Cyanazine

The tap water of about 1 million Californians, mostly in the San Joaquin Valley, is contaminated with a long-banned pesticide that is one of the most potent carcinogens known, according to an...

Ban Dursban

-A massive government review has concluded that the most widely used insecticide in the United States poses excessive safety risks to millions of American each year who are exposed when they use the...

Same as it Ever Was

On June 25, 1993, the Clinton-Gore Administration made headlines when it announced a bold new national policy to cut pesticide use in agriculture and make the protection of children the paramount...

Tough To Swallow

As the result of a law passed by Congress last year, millions of Americans and hundreds of water suppliers across the Midwest- ern United States have a new, first line of defense against the...

Methyl Bromide Poisoning

On March 20, 1996, eight days after Gov. Pete Wilson signed a bill overturning the state ban on methyl bromide, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) published an internal report...

Methyl Bromide in Castroville, CA

Revilla Drive, Castroville, Calif.

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Air monitoring by Environmental Working Group after methyl bromide fumigation of a strawberry field near Castroville, Calif., detected peak levels of...

Something's in the Air

Testing in suburban California neighborhoods revealed methyl bromide in the air well beyond state mandated “buffer” zones at 12 out of 16 locations tested. The levels detected ranged from less than 1...

The Nation's New Pesticide Law

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...
Expert Spotlight

Chemical companies provide quarterly reports on production and sales figures to shareholders. Why shouldn’t the public and EPA receive similar reports every year about commonly used chemicals, some of which could pose a serious health risk?”

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