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View Resource A Helpful But Hazardous Harvest

Scientists clean up chemicals like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) with help from vegetables like pumpkins and zucchini. This radio broadcast explains how certain vegetables can be grown to absorb pesticides and industrial chemicals at contaminated sites. The clip is 2 minutes in length and is available in MP3 format. A text version is also available.

View Resource Pesticide Action Network UK

The Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) is a nonprofit organization that "promotes healthy food, agriculture and an environment which will provide food and meet public health needs without dependence on toxic chemicals, and without harm to food producers and agricultural workers." Through its website, PAN UK offers a number of downloadable publications including briefings; fact sheets for active...

View Resource National Pesticide Information Center

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) was created through a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its primary function is to provide "objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use." The site contains seven primary...

View Resource The ARS Pesticide Properties Database

Maintained by the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Remote Sensing and Modeling Lab, the ARS Pesticide Properties Database "is a compendium of chemical and physical properties of 324 widely used pesticides." The database, organized alphabetically, focuses on "16 of the most important properties" affecting pesticide transport and degradation characteristics under different soil and weather...

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