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Archive for the ‘Pesticide Poisoning’ Category

Bed Bug Pesticides Linked to Poisoning-Related Illness and Death
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

In the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (PDF), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a study linking bed bug pesticides to poisoning-related illnesses and death. The study, entitled Acute Illnesses Associated With Insecticides Used to Control Bed Bugs, investigated 111 reported incidents of illnesses and one fatality associated with bed bug–related insecticide use in […]

Avoiding Pesticides In Your Fruits and Vegetables
Thursday, June 30th, 2011

There is no question that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides substantial health benefits. On the other hand, many fruits and vegetables are sold with pesticide residue that pose health risks. Pesticides are toxic by design; that is, expressly intended to kill living organisms — insects, plants, and fungi — that are considered "pests." […]