Treatments to Manage Weeds and Pests Without Pesticides

Pesticide Action Network Europe, 2018

Published on 4 Nov 2018, by PAN Europe

Read Alternatives Methods in Weed Management to the Use of Glyphosate and Other Herbicides, 10/2017.

Techniques to Manage Weeds and Pests Without Agrichemicals

Pesticide Action Network Europe, 2018

Published on 4 Nov 2018, by PAN Europe

Read Alternatives Methods in Weed Management to the Use of Glyphosate and Other Herbicides, 10/2017.

Techniques to Manage Weeds and Pests Without Pesticides

Pesticide Action Network Europe, 2018

Published on 4 Dec 2018, by PAN Europe

Read Alternatives Methods in Weed Management to the Use of Glyphosate and Other Herbicides, 10/2017.

Weed Management Alternative Methods

Pesticide Action Network Europe, 2016

Published on 9 Dec 2016, by PAN Europe

Read Alternatives Methods in Weed Management to the Use of Glyphosate and Other Herbicides, 10/2017.

Integrated Weed Management

Pesticide Action Network Europe, 2018

Published on 4 Nov 2018, by PAN Europe

Read Alternatives Methods in Weed Management to the Use of Glyphosate and Other Herbicides, 10/2017.

How to manage pests without insecticides

Pesticide Action Network Europe, 2018

Published on 16 Nov 2018, by PAN Europe

Read Alternatives Methods in Weed Management to the Use of Glyphosate and Other Herbicides, 10/2017.

Farmer explains how to reduce pesticides use by 90%

Pesticide Action Network Europe, 2016

Published on 9 Dec 2016, by PAN Europe

Read Alternatives Methods in Weed Management to the Use of Glyphosate and Other Herbicides, 10/2017.

A Generation in Jeopardy

How pesticides are undermining our children’s health and intelligence

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Read and download the full report, A Generation in Jeopardy, How pesticides are undermining our children’s health & intelligence, October 2012 Pesticide Action Network North America.

Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. Our assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt: pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend.

As the recent President’s Cancer Panel reports, we have been “grossly underestimating” the contribution of environmental contamination to disease, and the policies meant to protect us have fallen far short. Nearly 20 years ago, scientists at the National Research Council called for swift action to protect young and growing bodies from pesticides. Yet today, U.S. children continue to be exposed to pesticides that are known to be harmful in places they live, learn and play.

Report Overview

1. Brainpower at Risk
Studies find pesticides can compromise intelligence
• ADHD rates continue to rise
• Autism rates jump 250% in one decade
• Derailed brain development means falling IQs
2. Cancer, Birth Defects & Early Puberty
Latest science links many health harms to pesticides
• Some childhood cancers linked to pesticides
• Birth defects rise with seasonal or occupational exposures
• Changes in puberty timing linked to low-level exposures
3. Emerging Science
Obesity, diabetes & asthma
• Childhood obesity, diabetes & disrupted metabolism
• Asthma epidemicaffects more than 7 million children
4. Critical Junctures
Prenatal & early childhood exposures most harmful
• Fetal exposure can have life long effects
• Pesticide exposures common at home,daycare & school
• Pesticide residues, from breastmilk to the school lunch tray
• Children’s developing minds & bodies particularly vulnerable
5. Case Studies
Communities win protections for children
• Pesticideuse now 1.1 billion poundsyearly
• Saferpest control in daycare & at school
• Pesticide-freeschool lunches
• Parks & playgrounds without pesticides
6. Investing in Healthy Futures
A solid start for children must be a national priority
• Pesticide industry well servedbycurrentpolicies
• Prioritizing children’s health requires real change
• Effective policies urgently needed: Our recommendations
Appendix A: More Science: Key study descriptions
Appendix B: Top Pesticides Used in Agriculture & at Home
Appendix C: Online Resources & Tools

Read and download the full reportA Generation in Jeopardy, How pesticides are undermining our children’s health & intelligence, October 2012 Pesticide Action Network North America.

Kids on the Frontline

How pesticides are undermining the health of rural children

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Read and download the full report, A Generation in Jeopardy, How pesticides are undermining our children’s health & intelligence, October 2012 Pesticide Action Network North America.

A little over 100 years ago, Congress enacted the first U.S. pesticide law. The Insecticide Act of 1910 put labeling guidelines in place to protect farmers from unscrupulous vendors attempting to sell pesticide products that didn’t perform as advertised.

To this day, we control pesticides through a system of registration and labeling, with a primary goal of getting products to market. The result? Each year, more than 680 million pounds of pesticides are applied to agricultural fields across the country. This 2007 figure—the most recent government estimates available—climbs to more than a billion when common non-agricultural pesticide uses are included.

We believe this is too much. Ever-stronger science shows that even at low levels of exposure, many of these chemicals are harmful to human health—and children’s developing minds and bodies are particularly vulnerable. It is also increasingly clear that alternative, less chemical-intensive approaches to farming are not only viable, but would strengthen the resilience of agricultural production.

Put simply, there is no need for our food and farming system to put our children’s health at risk from chemical exposure.

Report Overview

Executive Summary
1. Widespread Use & Exposure

2. Rural Children on the Frontline
3. Increasing Cancer Risk
4. Altering Brain Development
5. Four Farming States in Focus
6. Time for a Healthier Food System

Appendix A: Key Study Summaries
• Asthma & respiratory function
• Birth defects & birth outcomes
• Brain & nervous system harms
• Childhood cancer
• Diabetes & obesity
• Reproductive harms
Appendix B: Glossary of Key Terms
Appendix C: Top Pesticides Used
Appendix D: Online Resources

Read and download the full reportKids on the Frontline, How pesticides are undermining the health of rural children, May 2016 Pesticide Action Network North America.