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

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Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Neonicotinoids (also referred to as “neonics”) are insecticides derived from nicotine. They act by binding strongly to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the central nervous system of insects, causing overstimulation of their nerve cells, paralysis and death. Neonicotinoids are highly water soluble, persistent in the environment, and can migrate into all parts of treated plants. Although their...

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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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Case Study: Herbicide Use in Wild Parsnip and Giant Hogweed Control

The document was developed in response to a request from the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit to assist with addressing public concerns about the use of herbicides to control invasive poisonous plant species in road side ditches and rights-of-way located within Lanark County.   Public Health Ontario reviewed the scientific literature on the following in the preparation of this...

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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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Public Health 2020

Public Health 2020 is the national conference where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

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Cancer and Environment: Heavy Metals, EDCs, and Pesticides

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