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I forward information I learn to other commercial beeks as information of whats happening in our industry, sometimes organization that we do not fully agree with can do things that could be a benefit to our industry.

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For Immediate Release, January 28, 2010

Contact: Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 499-9185
Web site: www.biologicaldiversity.org

Lawsuit Initiated to Protect Hundreds of Endangered Species From Pesticide Impacts

San Francisco* The Center for Biological Diversity today filed notice of intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to adequately evaluate and regulate nearly 400 pesticides harmful to hundreds of endangered species throughout the nation, which also threaten human health. The EPA has violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to consult with wildlife regulatory agencies about the impacts of pesticides on hundreds of protected species that are threatened by pesticide use. The agency has also violated the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by registering pesticides that are known to kill and harm migratory birds.

To read the entire press release:

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2010/pesticides-01-28-2009.html
 

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A noble thought. However, if we ban every chemical that may harm an endangered or benificial species we will ban all of them.
We have a tendancy to have tunnel vision when it comes to things like this. If we apply the same thinking to protecting people we would ban cars, airplanes, alcohol, tobacco, most drugs and peanuts.
 

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+1 Sarge!

This is how the DDT Scare got started a couple decades back. The whole EPA Process was based upon politics instead of good science. 30 years later we're seeing a quiet refutation of the EPA's decision on DDT and a resurgence in its use because its not the horrid boogie man it was painted to be.
 

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Numerous pesticides act as endocrine disruptors, chemicals that alter the structure or function of the body’s endocrine system, which uses hormones to regulate growth, metabolism, and tissue function. Endocrine disruptors interfere with natural hormone functions, damaging reproductive function and offspring, and cause developmental, neurological, and immune problems in wildlife and humans. Pesticides have caused sexual deformities such as intersex fish (with male and female reproductive parts) that cannot reproduce, and the herbicide atrazine chemically castrates male frogs at extremely low concentrations.

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Does this include human birth control products that find their way back into our domestic water?
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+1 Sarge!

This is how the DDT Scare got started a couple decades back. The whole EPA Process was based upon politics instead of good science. 30 years later we're seeing a quiet refutation of the EPA's decision on DDT and a resurgence in its use because its not the horrid boogie man it was painted to be.
I've seen this claim before online and it was soundly refuted by some government agency types, DDT is not allowed in any way in the USA.

There is some truth to your claim if you mean south of the border where US based companies can use this material even though its not registered for any legal use in the USA.
 

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Bud, you are correct, even global agencies like WHO have started to quietly refute the ban on DDT and concede that it DOES have a role in controlling malaria carrying mosquito's which have resulted in the death of millions in recent decades primarily in Africa and other 3rd world countries.
 
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