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[1 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 2,198 views]

Controversial pesticide 2,4-D deemed not ‘dangerous’, but still banned in Quebec
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, May. 26, 2011 8:38PM EDT
Last updated Thursday, May. 26, 2011 8:49PM EDT

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Quebec has acknowledged, in a settlement of a pivotal NAFTA trade case, that a controversial pesticide it banned in 2006 doesn’t pose a significant risk to humans or the environment.
But the settlement isn’t likely to put the 2,4-D back on store shelves any time soon in Quebec …

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[1 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 1,790 views]

The details have yet to emerge, but Dow AgroSciences says it has settled a NAFTA challenge case with Ottawa over the pesticide 2,4-D. As part of agreement, a victory for the company, the government of Quebec has agreed to a statement saying the pesticides used chemical does “not pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment.”

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Month Of Conception Linked To Birth Defects In United States

Studying all 30.1 million births which occurred in the U.S. between 1996 and 2002, the researchers found a strong association between the increased number of birth defects in children of women whose last menstrual period occurred in April, May, June or July and elevated levels of nitrates, atrazine and other pesticides in surface water during the same months.