When 1+1 Does Not Equal 2

Posted on February 19th, 2016 · Posted in Drift, Risk Assessment

Multiple exposures to different pesticide chemicals are common and arise from use of pesticide products comprised of mixtures of active and other ingredients, as well as co-application of different pesticide products. Interactive effects of chemicals range from additive effects (where the toxicity is simply the sum  of the toxicity of the two chemicals) to..
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Moving California Forward

Posted on September 24th, 2013 · Posted in Drift, Sustainable Agriculture

Fumigant pesticides are widely used in California agriculture, but it has become clear that their days are numbered. High toxicity and an inability to fully control off-site drift and health-damaging exposures make these pesticides extraordinarily difficult to use without some unintended consequences. So what can the state of California do..
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Drift Decision Upholds Property Rights

Posted on July 5th, 2012 · Posted in Drift, Legal

Yesterday, a judge in the District Court of Delta County, Colorado issued a permanent injunction prohibiting a farmer from fogging for mosquitoes within 150 feet of his neighbor’s property and ever allowing pesticides to drift onto the property. The case involved drift of Fyfanon™—a mosquito adulticide containing 96% malathion—onto a..
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