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Pesticides are chemical preparations for destroying plant, fungal, or animal pests

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Pesticide Exposure in the Urban Environment

Topics: Pesticides 

Pesticides are chemicals developed to prevent or destroy unwanted species including insects (insecticides) and weeds (herbicides).  Organochlorines and organophosphates, developed prior to the 1960s, are being replaced over time with pyrethroids and neonicotinoids which are considered to be less toxic alternatives. Pesticides are not only applied to the many stages of crop growth and harvest,...

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Growing Cannabis Safely at Home

Video Transcript As of 2018, it became legal for Canadians to grow up to 4 cannabis plants per household. Having cannabis plants in a home poses risks but there are ways to grow more safely. Children, pets, and even adults are at risk of poisoning during cultivation processing and waste disposal. Poison control center data tells us that kids and pets are just as likely to eat unfinished joints...

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Pesticide Exposure in Vulnerable Populations: New Horizons for Evaluating Sources and Health Outcomes

Use of agricultural pesticides is increasing worldwide, and these chemicals, which are ubiquitous in our environment and also found in food and drinking water, are associated with a wide range of health impacts including cancer, reproductive and developmental problems, and effects on the nervous system. In this webinar, our speakers will discuss new research exploring pesticide exposures among...

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