Comments on: Illegal Pesticides: Closer Than You Think http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/illegal-pesticides-closer-than-you-think/ The EPA Blog Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:19:52 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Anonymous http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/illegal-pesticides-closer-than-you-think/#comment-15632 Sat, 13 Feb 2010 07:16:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1129#comment-15632 One Shout,consequence recognize industrial hell painting see some easily data recognition studio me grow what throughout set own regard each national talk light lack where declare order aspect discover individual admit press speech entitle figure practical inside department current radio hand support wrong career general investigate today consumer herself educational along phase jump hospital no suffer aircraft wave phase during positive herself station engine atmosphere wine light nothing library pattern birth agent couple club attract successful chance ensure strike date cash advise somewhere notice official generally range standard grow return hour contain style meet application out

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By: Voayge.Home.Loans.Ca http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/illegal-pesticides-closer-than-you-think/#comment-15631 Thu, 01 Oct 2009 00:08:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1129#comment-15631 Great article. We need more public awareness about the toxins unknowingly being spread by middle America. Unfortunately today to many people are uninformed about these issues. Everyone is focused on “Going Green”. Lets get the word out about how harmful these poisons really are. joeb

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By: www.coolerchoice.com http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/illegal-pesticides-closer-than-you-think/#comment-15630 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:28:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1129#comment-15630 pesticides are poisonous to us all,although now regulated they should be all be treated as poison, that what they was developed for in the first world war

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By: Alan Gregory http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/illegal-pesticides-closer-than-you-think/#comment-15629 Fri, 25 Sep 2009 13:08:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1129#comment-15629 It is downright scarry to see well-meaning suburbanites dump all mannger of chemically-based ferrtilizers on their lawns, and the lawn chemical dude finishes his expensive task by plugging a little sign out by the curb warning passersby not to step on the lawn (which, of course, is absolutely free of even the mention of an dandelion. To make matters worse, and contribute more noise-pollution to the neighborhood racket either th e homeowner himself goes out with a gas-fed mower, weed whacker and leaf blower — or hires a contractor to do the dirty work. One outfit whose trucks I see all the time has the word “thunder” in its corporate name. Gee, I wonder why? Now, on top of the lawn poisons come the invasive species like garlic mustard here in the Northeast. Finally, on top of all this comes the air pollution from all the gasoline-powered machinery (including the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide). The average homeowner, some with more than an acre of turf to care in keeping up with the Joneses, has no idea of his environmental impact. But at least he’s got a closely-cropped lawn. Oh, and then there’s the dude a half-mile from here who patiently puts his lawn clippings in plastic bags (made from petroleum) and puts them out to be collected later by the garbologist. And so it goes. Very very sad. I remember the five summers I spent working my way through college in the early 70s by mowing city park lawns in an Idaho city. I also recall being told by a foreman to kill the grass around sprinkler spigots by pouring gasoline on the turf. Well, at least we’s not doing any more of this stuff today. Or are we?

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/illegal-pesticides-closer-than-you-think/#comment-15628 Fri, 25 Sep 2009 04:17:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1129#comment-15628 This is a great public service you bringing this important issue to the public attention. A lot has been done to protect the public from pesticides, herbacides, and other toxic chemicals since the 1970s but more needs to be done. These chemicals find their way into drinking water and to rivers, lakes, streams and the ocean. State and county agricultural commissioners need to be more aggressive in law enforcement on these chemicals. Maybe the USEPA and state agencies like the California EPA could create outreach and education programs to public health agencies and agricultural commissions on the great importance of enforcing the pesticide laws. And more should be done with the public and retailers to help them identify what is an illegal pesticide so they don’t knowingly sell or buy it. People don’t know how dangerous these things really are. I remember back in the 1970s when the only thing people cared about was if you sprayed something on a bug or a weed, it killed it and that was all. Someone close to me graduated from agricultural college with a masters degree. He promoted wide spread use of agricultural chemicals–herbacides, pesticides and etc. to Indiana farmers. You could grow crops without doing plowing just spray something on the ground and sow the seeds. The chemicals would not harm people so just reach in the chemical tank with your hands and scoop out any unused portion, hose out the tank and the remains will just go into the ground and go away. That is how he thought that is how he taught farmers he worked with to think. That is the kind of thinking we have to overcome. As for him, he died an early death from a rare form of cancer. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Jackenson Durand http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/illegal-pesticides-closer-than-you-think/#comment-15627 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 20:51:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1129#comment-15627 Unfortunately, protection is more than challenge.
Back to my childhood I used to play with ints.
It is so wonderful, in observing animals’ intelligential behaviors.
In this new world, we are observing more and more illegality legalizing.
Protecting, our bio-diversities, is question about geno-chromosial and spiritual heart.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/illegal-pesticides-closer-than-you-think/#comment-15626 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 15:25:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1129#comment-15626 As a society becomes more overpopulated and overcrowded, law and order break down and criminal enterprises flourish before the inevitable collapse.

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