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"Miami Beach Doctor Files Lawsuit To Stop Mosquito Spraying"

"A Miami Beach doctor who last year helped spearhead angry opposition to using the pesticide naled has filed an emergency request in federal court to stop Miami-Dade County from conducting aerial spraying in its seasonal battle against native marsh mosquitoes."

Source: Miami Herald, 07/05/2017

"EPA Chief Met With Dow CEO Before Deciding On Pesticide Ban"

"The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains, according to records obtained by The Associated Press."

Source: AP, 06/28/2017

"California To List Glyphosate As Cancer-Causing; Monsanto Vows Fight"

"Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday."

Source: Reuters, 06/27/2017

Hundreds of Scientists Call For Caution On Anti-Microbial Chemical Use

"More than 200 scientists outline a broad range of concerns for triclosan and triclocarban and call for reduced use worldwide ". "Two ingredients used in thousands of products to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses linger in the environment and pose a risk to human health, according to a statement released today by more than 200 scientists and health professionals."

Source: EHN, 06/20/2017

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