Erin Brockovich joins campaign for Australian Government to review pesticide laws

THE Federal Government is under renewed pressure to protect Australians and the environment from pesticides banned overseas for years.  More than a year after a News.com.au investigation into the poor state of Australia’s  regulation of pesticides a coalition of Health, consumer and environmental  organisations are demanding an overhaul of laws, which they say are lagging  dangerously behind other parts

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New study queries pesticide safety levels

New study queries pesticide safety levelsTue 05 Jun 12, 16:13pm AEST Anna Salleh Pesticides could be damaging river biodiversity at levels that have been   traditionally regarded as environmentally safe by authorities, suggests a new   study. Ecotoxciologist Dr Ben Kefford, of University of Technology, Sydney, and   colleagues, report their findings online in Environmental

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Pesticides banned for cosmetic use in Ontario, Canada

Ontario’s lawns, gardens, school yards and parks are a lot healthier since the province’s cosmetic pesticides ban came into effect on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. The McGuinty government believes the use of pesticides to control weeds and insects for purely cosmetic reasons presents an unnecessary risk to our families and pets, especially when we can have healthier lawns

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50 students poisoned by weed killer at college

Fumes from school chemicals on school lawn  believed to have drifted into classrooms.Students described symptoms including: blurry  vision, mucus coming down their throat and feeling light-headed.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2048232/50-Ohio-students-poisoned-weed-killer-Edgewood-Middle-School.html#ixzz1bDjtD51M

Deformities spark pesticide fears

The  Canberra  TimesThe director of Future  Fisheries Veterinary Service and a Sydney University research associate, Matt  Landos, described the Australian Pesticides and …http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/deformities-spark-pesticide-fears/2163809.aspx

Gladstone turtle deaths blamed on extreme wet season

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) says the extreme  summer wet season is to blame for the number of turtles washing up on beaches in  the Capricorn Coast region. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-12/gladstone-turtle-deaths-blamed-on-extreme-wet-season/2836256