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Californians: Stop Pesticide Secrets

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Urge your California Senator and Assemblymember to stop allowing secret, sometimes toxic ingredients in pesticides. We can’t let this opportunity slip by.

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Californians: Take Action to Stop Pesticide Secrets

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When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last December that it wanted to consider greater disclosure of the so-called inert ingredients in pesticides, it may not have known how many people cared the issue. (“Inert” ingredients in pesticides are the mostly secret, mostly untested chemicals that can cause illnesses, despite their misleading name.)

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Son of Toxic Sludge: The Smell That Won’t Die

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Sewage sludge is the mucky residue of municipal wastewater treatment operations, consisting largely of human feces. Repackaged as “biosolids,” sludge is sold or given away to farmers and homeowners for use as a nutrient-rich fertilizer. But when used to grow food, our turds may bite back: sludge can contain heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, toxic chemicals, disease-causing…

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We’re not Cockroaches, EPA. Tell Us What’s in that Toxic Spray!

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Take a close look at the fine print on a can of Raid, a bottle of Cutters, a jug of RoundUp, or virtually any pesticide on the market today, and you’ll see these words:  “Inert ingredients.” Inert ingredients are the pesticide industry’s best-kept secret. The Bad News There are thousands of chemicals used as inerts…

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Tell EPA: No Secret Ingredients in Pesticides

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Inert ingredients are the thousands of chemicals that the pesticide industry is allowed to keep secret. Some of these chemicals are anything but inert: they can cause cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm, and other serious health problems. EPA recently announced that it’s considering requiring pesticide companies to disclose inert ingredients. Please take action today to demand…

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