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Amazon Fined for Selling Illegal Pesticides

A retail shelf showing various pesticide containers. (Photo: Cheryl A. Reynolds)

Online marketplace Amazon.com was recently fined $1.2 million by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for selling and distributing pesticides not registered for sale in the U.S. The EPA discovered nearly 4,000 violations dating...

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:55 PM
Tags: Amazon.com (1), environmental protection agency (2), EPA (10), fines (1), illegal (2), marketplace (1), pesticides (28), training (11), UC IPM (225), violations (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Pesticide Horrors from the CA Deptartment of Pesticide Regulation

Child reaching for bottle of pesticide in common drinking container. (M.L.Poe)

With Halloween again upon us, what better time to unearth a few true horror stories of reported pesticide accidents from DPR and county agricultural commissioners' records? These recent tales illustrate the perils of misusing or carelessly handling...

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Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Tags: bleach (1), danger (1), Department Pesticide Regulation (5), DPR (15), fogger (1), illegal (2), poisoning (2), safety (2), storage (2)
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