pesticides http://kvpr.org en New Study Links Pesticides And Autism http://kvpr.org/post/new-study-links-pesticides-and-autism <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the years health officials have raised concerns over exposure to pesticides. But now a new report from </span>UC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Davis suggests it could be an even bigger concern for pregnant women.</span></p><p>A new <a href="http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8978">study</a> reveals that pregnant women who live near areas where pesticides are used are more likely to have a child with autism.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:48:39 +0000 Diana Aguilera 34648 at http://kvpr.org Earlimart Pesticide Warrior Honored For Advocacy http://kvpr.org/post/earlimart-pesticide-warrior-honored-advocacy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you arrive at Teresa De </span>Anda’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> house on the edge of </span>Earlimart<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, you might think the biggest health threat here is her pack of dogs. But from De </span>Anda’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> perspective, the almond orchard directly across the street, and the nearby vineyards and fields, are much more dangerous.</span></p><p>“It’s nice not having neighbors across the street, but it’s not nice having all the spraying and the tilling and the dirt and the bees,” De Anda says.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:34:05 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 25452 at http://kvpr.org Earlimart Pesticide Warrior Honored For Advocacy New Study Examines Collapse of Honey Bee Colonies http://kvpr.org/post/new-study-examines-collapse-honey-bee-colonies <p>The collapse of honey bee populations in the U.S. is the result of a number of factors, ranging from insects and diseases to pesticides, according to new study released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection agency.</p><p>The report says a parasitic mite is the single most destructive pest to bee populations, and is closely linked with what has come to be known as colony collapse disorder.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 00:16:42 +0000 Joe Moore 14549 at http://kvpr.org New Study Examines Collapse of Honey Bee Colonies