Monday, June 12, 2006

EPA Allowing Toxic Pesticides

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supposed to protect our health and the environment - so why do they continue to allow the use of organophosphate and carbamate pesticides without conducting adequate safety and risk assessment tests?

The EPA has until August 3, 2006 to issue a final tolerance approval for 20 organophosphate and carbamate pesticides which were derived from WWII nerve agents. Organophosphate and carbamate pesticides are banned in many industrialized countries, including England, Sweden and Denmark. These agents are considered by most scientists to be particularly dangerous for fetuses, infants and children.

Let the EPA know what you think of that. Write the EPA at U.S. EPA Region 9, 75 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105 or through their web site at and tell them to adopt maximum exposure protections for these dangerous agents or take them off the market permanently. In the meantime, it's more important than ever to buy organic.

For more information or to have a predrafted letter sent, go to

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