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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1990 | SHELBY GRAD
Orange County agriculture officials said Thursday that they have launched an investigation into a pesticide used on county crops after high levels of the insecticide were found in Newport Bay. The inquiry comes 11 days before Newport Beach is likely to call for an immediate ban on endosulfan, a pesticide that city officials fear is harming the bay's mussels and clams.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1990 | LESLIE EARNEST
Responding to the discovery of increased concentrations of a toxic pesticide in shellfish found in Newport Bay, the City Council on Monday said it will ask the state to ban a chemical used on farmlands along the Diego Creek, which drains into the bay.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1990 | LESLIE EARNEST
Responding to the discovery of increased concentrations of a toxic pesticide in shellfish found in Newport Bay, the City Council on Monday said it will ask the state to ban a chemical used on farmlands along the Diego Creek, which drains into the bay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1990 | SHELBY GRAD
Orange County agriculture officials said Thursday that they have launched an investigation into a pesticide used on county crops after high levels of the insecticide were found in Newport Bay. The inquiry comes 11 days before Newport Beach is likely to call for an immediate ban on endosulfan, a pesticide that city officials fear is harming the bay's mussels and clams.
SCIENCE
March 1, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Researchers at UC Riverside have isolated microorganisms that degrade the widely used pesticide endosulfan. The microorganisms could be used to clean up contaminated soil and water, microbiologist William Frankenberger and his colleagues report in the current issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality. Endosulfan can affect the central nervous system and other organs, and causes birth defects and mutations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1990 | LESLIE EARNEST
The City Council is expected to endorse a letter today asking the state to halt the use of the toxic pesticide endosulfan in farmlands along the San Diego Creek drainage basin. The request is a result of the Newport Beach Harbor Quality Committee's discovery earlier this year that increased concentrations of the chemical have been found in shellfish in Newport Bay and in San Diego Creek, which drains into the bay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1990 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Agricultural officials announced Tuesday they have banned the use of a pesticide on a large portion of Orange County farmland because a toxic chemical is seeping into Newport Bay and contaminating shellfish. State officials also said they are considering a broader ban in other areas of California where the pesticide is endangering marine life. The restriction on endosulfan in Orange County replaces a temporary emergency ban imposed in April by the county agricultural commissioner's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1990 | LESLIE EARNEST
Tough new restrictions will be imposed countywide on use of the pesticide endosulfan because of concentrations of the chemical found in shellfish in the San Diego Creek and Newport Bay, the county chief deputy agriculture commissioner said Thursday. The controls, which a state official called "among the tightest restrictions anywhere in the state," will prohibit use of the pesticide in Orange County fields where there is measurable irrigation runoff into flowing or fish-bearing waters.
HEALTH
December 22, 2003 | Jane E. Allen
Living in a community where a common pesticide has gotten into the soil, water and air may interfere with sexual development in young men. Until now, scientists had evidence only from laboratory animals that pesticides could affect the male reproductive system. The challenge was finding a place where they could look for the effects of a single pesticide on humans.
NEWS
March 10, 1985
A study has uncovered the highest pesticide levels ever detected in California shellfish in a national marine sanctuary in Monterey Bay, the state Department of Fish and Game reported. It is a marshy estuary near Moss Landing. "At first we thought the measurements could be a fluke," said state water quality biologist Mark Stephenson. "Now we are certain we have real high levels."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2007 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
Women who live near California farm fields sprayed with organochlorine pesticides may be more likely to give birth to children with autism, according to a study by state health officials to be published today. The rate of autism among the children of 29 women who lived near the fields was extremely high, suggesting that exposure to the insecticides in the womb might have played a role.
NEWS
September 28, 1986
The state Department of Food and Agriculture has issued a consumer alert warning people not to eat possibly contaminated romaine lettuce sold by Safeway supermarkets in Los Angeles, Orange and eight other Southern California counties. Agency officials, on a tip supplied by the U.S Food and Drug Administration, found a sample of lettuce in a Brea store that was contaminated with residues of endosulfan, an insecticide also known as Thiodan.
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