Pesticides

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

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Cancer and Environment: Heavy Metals, EDCs, and Pesticides

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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…
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Contaminants in black market cannabis: consumers need answers

Legalization of cannabis in 2018 was intended, among other things, to cut off funding to organized crime by removing revenue streams from the sale of illicit cannabis. Public health broadly supported…
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Growing Cannabis Safely at Home

Video TranscriptAs 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,…
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Growing Cannabis Safely at Home

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…
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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,…
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Pesticide Exposure in the Urban Environment

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Pesticides are chemicals developed to prevent or destroy unwanted species including insects (insecticides) and weeds (herbicides).  Organochlorines and organophosphates, developed prior to the 1960s…
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Pesticide Exposure in Vulnerable Populations: New Horizons for Evaluating Sources and Health Outcomes