Name your poison – you’ll find it’s legal

ONLY one in every 100 of the 50,000 industrial, agricultural and veterinary chemicals available for use in Australia today has ever been tested for its potential danger to people’s health and the environment.

Banned chemical on shelves despite fears it can harm health

A POISON which Australians commonly apply in powder on their pets and dust or spray in their gardens to control fleas, ticks, caterpillars and aphids is still freely available in Sydney shops even though the pesticides watchdog banned it this year over concerns it can endanger human health.

Common weedkiller turns male frogs into females

(Reuters) – Atrazine, one of the most commonly used and controversial weedkillers, can turn male frogs into females, researchers reported on Monday.

ADHD Linked to Pesticides on Food

In a new report, scientists say Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – or ADHD – may be partly caused by pesticides sprayed on food.