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Food Toxins, Molds, And Pesticide Residues To Be Reviewed At IFT Meeting
Pesticides, toxins, and molds... oh, my! These substances sound scary in relation to food; however, regulators, manufacturers, and scientists work hard to keep unwanted mold species, toxins, and pesticide residues out of the food supply. (1999-05-25)
Engineered Corn Can Kill Monarch Butterflies
An increasingly popular commercial corn, genetically engineered to produce a bacterial toxin to protect against corn pests, has an unwanted side effect: Its pollen kills monarch butterfly larvae in laboratory tests, according to a report by Cornell University researchers. (1999-05-19)
Breast Milk Of Women Who Eat Lake Ontario Fish Contains High Levels Of PCBs, UB Study Finds
Women who eat fish from Lake Ontario have significantly higher levels of PCBs and pesticides in their breast milk than women who do not eat Lake Ontario fish, results of a study of lactating women in the New York State Angler Cohort has shown. (1999-05-10)
Bacteria That Gorge On Rotting Waste Can Break Down DDT
Chicken manure, old newspapers or straw can be used to clean up land contaminated with dangerous chlorinated pesticides such as DDT, say Canadian scientists. (1999-05-05)
Wean Your Yard Off Pesticides
Purdue University entomologist Cliff Sadof says weaning your yard off chemicals starts with learning other, less toxic ways to reach the same end -- a yard you can be proud of. (1999-04-29)
Pollutants Found In House Dust Increase Pesticide's Toxicity
Four pollutants found in house dust add to the ability of a common household insecticide to inhibit an enzyme important in neurologic function in humans. (1999-04-27)
Keep Off The Grass And Take Off Your Shoes!
Pesticides applied to lawns can be tracked into homes by people and pets up to a week after treatment, causing unnecessary exposure, particularly to children, says a government funded study. (1999-04-26)
Water Treatment Cleans Pesticides On-Site
A new Cornell University invention can clean up pesticide and textile waste water on site efficiently and inexpensively using the Fenton reaction without some of the problems of current technologies, says Cornell doctoral student, David Saltmiras, and professor Ann Lemley, at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting (1999-03-28)
Coffee Without Addiction, Possible New Treatment For Osteoporosis, Wrinkle-Free Cotton, And More
Highlights from the 217th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 21-25, 1999. (1999-03-26)
Treated Clothing Detoxifies Pesticides
Clothes may soon be able to protect agricultural workers, or even weekend gardeners, from more than the sun. (1999-03-23)
Age, Neurological Symptoms Linked To Injuries In Farmers
New research suggests that certain factors -- such as age and neurological symptoms -- play a significant role in the risk of injuries to farmers. (1999-02-01)
Science-Based Decision Guide May Be Answer To EPA's Controversial Rule
A two-year dispute between an 11-society scientific consortium and the Environmental Protection Agency over the agency's proposed rule to regulate genetically modified pest- resistant plants has culminated in the near finalization of a rule that the consortium maintains is (1998-12-14)
You Could Even Say It Glows
Chemists at the University of Maryland, College Park, have developed a new, highly selective way to detect chemical weapons. (1998-12-01)
Swedenvironment No. 3 Highlights
- Suggestions For An Integrated Product Policy
- New Environment Minister: Kjell Larsson
- Eleven Environmental Indicators
- Environmental Information For Fincancial Markets

Swedenvironment is a newsletter from Ministry if the Environment, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Chemicals Inspectorate in Sweden. (1998-11-25)

Gulf War Troop Exposure To Pesticides To Be Studied By Virginia Tech Researchers
Virginia Tech researchers will investigate the possibility that troops exposed to insecticides during the Persian Gulf War could be at increased risk of developing Parkinson's Disease, thanks to a $543,000 grant from the U.S. (1998-11-10)
Geographic Information Systems Help Jamaica Cut Pesticide Use
Virginia Tech researchers are training people in Jamaica to use Geographic Information Systems in integrated pest management, to prevent excessive use of pesticide. (1998-10-30)
Aquaculture: Not An Easy Answer To Overfishing
A new report in the journal Science suggests that some types of aquaculture, a fish-farming concept that once seemed to be the solution to overfishing of the world's oceans, may in fact be causing some of the same problems it was meant to resolve. (1998-10-29)
Cases Of Eye Malformations In Babies Higher In Rural Areas
Dr. Helen Dolk and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, report that children from rural areas are twice as likely to suffer from anophthalmia or microphthalmia (eye malformations), as children born in areas with a high population density. (1998-10-02)
40 Percent Of Deaths Are Environmental
According to a Cornell University analysis of population trends, climate change, increasing pollution and emerging diseases, an estimated 40 percent of world deaths can now be attributed to various environmental factors, especially organic and chemical pollutants (1998-09-30)
Promiscuous Plants May Spread Genes To Weeds
Crops engineered to contain genes that give them resistance to pests or the ability to produce lots of seeds, could pass these genes to their weedier cousins producing hybrid strains of super-weeds, says Joy Bergelson, assistant professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago. (1998-09-02)
Advances In Analyzing Environmental Endocrine Disruptors And Their Effects On Health, Environment
Scientists from government agencies, academe and industry will present the latest research on environmental endocrine disruptors and their impact on human health and the environment. (1998-08-26)
USGS Contributions Enhance Public Health Research, Scientists Showcase Technologies At San Diego Meeting
USGS scientists and health professionals from across the country will come together at the (1998-08-17)
Gene-Toxin Link May Shed Light On Cause Of Parkinson's Disease
Researchers seeking a cause for dementia in patients with Parkinson's disease have discovered that the combination of a defective gene and exposure to pesticides may increase a person's risk for developing the dementia. (1998-07-31)
Biologist Wins Simon Fraser University Controversy Prize For 'Silent Spring' Of The '90s
A compelling book about our futile, ongoing war against insects and other pests has earned Simon Fraser University biologist Mark Winston the university's 1998 Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy. (1998-07-30)
Deliberate Self Harm Is An Overlooked Tragedy In The Developing World
Sri Lanka's high incidence of suicides (40 per 100,000 each year), especially in the young (two-thirds are under 30), is due to the toxicity of the poisons commonly used, rather than a real intent to die, find Dr Michael Eddleston et al from universities in Oxford and Colombo. (1998-07-10)
New Microbial Insecticide As Potent As Bt
By isolating and characterizing the biochemical properties of a new-found natural insecticide, scientists have taken an important step toward augmenting the sparse armamentarium of biological pest control. (1998-06-25)
Edible Lily Plant Yields A Natural Pesticide
An edible lily plant, one of the most important vegetables grown in Hokkaido, Japan, is often threatened by a a fungus that develops lesions in the bulbs. (1998-06-17)
Sentinels Of The Sea
Luminous bacteria could be used as watchdogs in water contaminated by deep-sea dumping. (1998-06-03)
Computers, GIS Help Prevent Ground Water Contamination
A Purdue University agricultural engineer has combined a computer model with geographic information systems (GIS) data from satellites to develop a plan to keep agricultural chemicals out of ground water. (1998-05-28)
Increasing Threat Of Extinction For Amphibians? Scientists To Seek Answers At NSF Workshop
Where have all the frogs, toads and salamanders gone? The world's leading researchers on amphibian declines will debate that question, and seek explanations for continuing downward trends of some amphibian populations, at a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). (1998-05-15)
Water Quality In Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain Affected By Agricultural And Urban Activities
Water quality is generally good in the Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain but has been adversely affected by agricultural and urban land uses in some areas, according to the results of a five-year investigation by the U.S. (1998-04-27)
USGS Says Central Columbia Plateau Water Quality Impaired by Agriculture, But Some Good News
Water quality in the Central Columbia Plateau of eastern Washington and western Idaho has been adversely affected by agriculture, especially in irrigated areas, according to the results of a five-year investigation by the U. (1998-04-22)
Agriculture and urban activities impact water quality in the South Platte River Basin
Although agriculture and urban activities have substantially affected water quality in several areas of the South Platte River Basin, concentrations of pesticides and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), such as MTBE, are generally below levels of concern for human health, according to the results of a 5-year investigation of water quality by the U.S. (1998-04-16)
Reduced Nutrients Still Cause Problems In The Neuse And Tar-Pamlico Rivers
Concentrations of phosphorus and nitrogen have generally declined since 1980 in streams draining into the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds in North Carolina but remain high enough to cause water-quality problems in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers, according to the results of a 5-year investigation by the U.S. (1998-04-16)
From The Home Front To The River Front, USGS Updates Water-Quality Information
Two U.S. Geological Survey water-quality studies in the Lower Susquehanna and Potomac River Basins found high levels of nitrate and high counts of bacteria in ground water from wells used for household supply in several rural areas. (1998-04-16)
No Ode To Joy From Food Scientists Over New Edition
The new edition of Joy of Cooking (Plume, December 1997) misleads readers with inaccurate food Back Page column in the April 1998 issue of Food Technology. (1998-04-15)
Water Quality In Indiana's White River Basin Affected By Urban And Agricultural Activities
Water quality in the White River Basin is impacted by urban and agricultural activities, according to the results of a five-year investigation by the U.S. (1998-04-08)
Conference Brief: Balancing Risks And Benefits Of Pesticides On Foods
UC Davis toxicologist Carl Winter describes cases when pesticides actually increase the healthfulness of foods by reducing the levels of naturally occurring toxins produced by the plants or fungi on the plants. (1998-03-31)
Insect Taste Buds Target Of Control Method
Insects are probably more finicky than cats when it comes to their diets, so a Penn State insect toxicologist is targeting their taste buds in an effort to protect crops. (1998-03-30)
Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations
A unique strategy on how to handle ground water pollution -- one that uses (1998-01-22)
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