Ten Reasons NOT to Use Pesticides

pesticides-crop-duster-squaDid you know that 300 million pounds of cancer-causing pesticides are used in the U.S. each year? Or that more than half of common fruit and vegetables are contaminated with one or more pesticides?

At CEH, we work for alternatives to pesticides used on our food, farms, schools and homes. Our Research Director Caroline Cox serves as a public interest representative to the U.S. EPA’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, and on the Board of Directors of the national non-profit, Beyond Pesticides. Her “Ten Reasons Not to Use Pesticides” outlines the avoidable risks we all face from pesticides ion our air, food and water, and the special risks posed to vulnerable groups, including farmers and farm workers, children and pets.

See the presentation on “Ten Reasons Not to Use Pesticides” and and learn more about how to protect your home and family from these and other toxic threats.

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  1. Cristian Anaya
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    this needs to stop now before it is to late.

  2. Ogurec
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Very useful question