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January 8, 2005
Re "EPA Takes Pesticide Diazinon Off the Shelves," Jan. 1: So after literally decades of deliberation, and invoking the 1996 Pesticide Reform Act, the EPA has banned the insecticide diazinon for home use, in part because of risks to fish. Widespread agricultural use will continue, however, especially here in California because "risks ... are considered low compared with residential use because the chemical is most dangerous from inhalation and skin contact, not from consumption of food."
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OPINION
January 8, 2005
Re "EPA Takes Pesticide Diazinon Off the Shelves," Jan. 1: So after literally decades of deliberation, and invoking the 1996 Pesticide Reform Act, the EPA has banned the insecticide diazinon for home use, in part because of risks to fish. Widespread agricultural use will continue, however, especially here in California because "risks ... are considered low compared with residential use because the chemical is most dangerous from inhalation and skin contact, not from consumption of food."
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NEWS
December 6, 2000 | From Reuters
Diazinon, one of the most widely used pesticides in the United States, will be phased out of home and garden use by 2004 to reduce Americans' exposure to the potentially harmful insecticide, the government said Tuesday. The chemical still would be be available for some agricultural uses. Consumer and environmental groups called for a total ban on the insect pest and grub worm killer.
NATIONAL
January 1, 2005 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
Beginning today, consumers can no longer buy one of the most popular lawn and garden insecticides of all time. Retailers in the United States are prohibited from selling diazinon, a highly effective killer of a variety of yard pests such as ants and grub worms. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency phased out residential use of the chemical, which can damage the nervous system, after determining that it poses a human health risk, particularly to children.
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | From United Press International
In an unprecedented action to protect birds, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday banned the use of the pesticide diazinon on golf courses and sod farms. EPA officials said the order is based on reports of about 60 incidents of massive bird kills in 18 states in which diazinon was confirmed or implicated as the main cause. After a two-year legal fight, EPA Administrator William K.
NEWS
March 31, 1988
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has overruled a hearing examiner and banned use of the insecticide diazinon on golf courses and sod farms in an effort to protect birds, the EPA said. Agency Administrator Lee M. Thomas said the major manufacturer, Ciba-Geigy Corp. of Greensboro, N.C., had "failed to show by a preponderance of the evidence that even a single acre of turf will be destroyed if diazinon is canceled. . . .
BUSINESS
July 19, 1990 | From Times wire services
In an unprecedented action to protect birds, the Environmental Protection Agency today banned the use of the pesticide diazinon on golf courses and sod farms, saying it too often caused bird kills. After a two-year legal battle, EPA Administrator William Reilly issued an order barring continued use of diazinon, marking the first time the agency has revoked government approval of a pesticide solely due to its harmful effects on birds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are Los Angeles County government's official band of Satan hunters. The 4-year-old Los Angeles County Ritual Abuse Task Force is a group that believes fervently that widespread ritual satanic abuse, murder and conspiracy exists, reaching into every profession and all aspects of American culture--even police departments.
NATIONAL
January 1, 2005 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
Beginning today, consumers can no longer buy one of the most popular lawn and garden insecticides of all time. Retailers in the United States are prohibited from selling diazinon, a highly effective killer of a variety of yard pests such as ants and grub worms. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency phased out residential use of the chemical, which can damage the nervous system, after determining that it poses a human health risk, particularly to children.
HOME & GARDEN
December 9, 2000 | JULIE BAWDEN DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Check your garage or shed for Ortho, Spectracide, Real-Kill or No-Pest. These products, commonly used to combat ants, roaches, and garden and lawn pests, may contain diazinon, a chemical that is being phased out because of its health risks, especially to children, and its impact on the environment. Diazinon will not be as widely available for nonagricultural uses over the next three years and will be off store shelves by 2004. But there's good news.
HOME & GARDEN
December 9, 2000 | JULIE BAWDEN DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Check your garage or shed for Ortho, Spectracide, Real-Kill or No-Pest. These products, commonly used to combat ants, roaches, and garden and lawn pests, may contain diazinon, a chemical that is being phased out because of its health risks, especially to children, and its impact on the environment. Diazinon will not be as widely available for nonagricultural uses over the next three years and will be off store shelves by 2004. But there's good news.
NEWS
December 6, 2000 | From Reuters
Diazinon, one of the most widely used pesticides in the United States, will be phased out of home and garden use by 2004 to reduce Americans' exposure to the potentially harmful insecticide, the government said Tuesday. The chemical still would be be available for some agricultural uses. Consumer and environmental groups called for a total ban on the insect pest and grub worm killer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are Los Angeles County government's official band of Satan hunters. The 4-year-old Los Angeles County Ritual Abuse Task Force is a group that believes fervently that widespread ritual satanic abuse, murder and conspiracy exists, reaching into every profession and all aspects of American culture--even police departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are dozens of commission and committee meetings every week in Los Angeles County's massive Hall of Administration, but in only one will you hear serious discussion of members being slipped a mickey through air-conditioning vents. At meetings of the Ritual Abuse Task Force, a corps of well-meaning men and women use the clout of county authority to warn of satanic abuse they claim forces thousands of young people into unholy rituals including human sacrifice, torture and orgies.
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | From United Press International
In an unprecedented action to protect birds, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday banned the use of the pesticide diazinon on golf courses and sod farms. EPA officials said the order is based on reports of about 60 incidents of massive bird kills in 18 states in which diazinon was confirmed or implicated as the main cause. After a two-year legal fight, EPA Administrator William K.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1990 | From Times wire services
In an unprecedented action to protect birds, the Environmental Protection Agency today banned the use of the pesticide diazinon on golf courses and sod farms, saying it too often caused bird kills. After a two-year legal battle, EPA Administrator William Reilly issued an order barring continued use of diazinon, marking the first time the agency has revoked government approval of a pesticide solely due to its harmful effects on birds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are dozens of commission and committee meetings every week in Los Angeles County's massive Hall of Administration, but in only one will you hear serious discussion of members being slipped a mickey through air-conditioning vents. At meetings of the Ritual Abuse Task Force, a corps of well-meaning men and women use the clout of county authority to warn of satanic abuse they claim forces thousands of young people into unholy rituals including human sacrifice, torture and orgies.
NEWS
March 31, 1988
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has overruled a hearing examiner and banned use of the insecticide diazinon on golf courses and sod farms in an effort to protect birds, the EPA said. Agency Administrator Lee M. Thomas said the major manufacturer, Ciba-Geigy Corp. of Greensboro, N.C., had "failed to show by a preponderance of the evidence that even a single acre of turf will be destroyed if diazinon is canceled. . . .
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