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Tennessee Department of Agriculture advises Farmers to Follow EPA Guidelines for Pesticides Containing Dicamba

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is advising soybean and cotton farmers to follow federal guidelines when applying pesticides containing dicamba approved for “over-the-top” use.

Dicamba products are commonly used to control weeds in soybean and cotton fields. Each product includes an extensive and detailed label outlining the requirements for use.

Over-the-top application on soybeans is prohibited 45 days after planting and prohibited for cotton 60 days after planting.

Over-the-top application on soybeans is prohibited 45 days after planting and prohibited for cotton 60 days after planting.

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Consumer Reports looks at the use of Pesticides on Produce to Help Consumers Reduce Exposure

 

Risk Guide for 48 Fruits and Vegetables from 14 Countries; Choosing Organic Always the Safest Choice but in Many Cases Conventional Can Be As Low Risk

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Fresh produce is an important part of a healthy diet.  A new study by Consumer Reports looks at the risks of pesticide residues for 48 fruits and vegetables from around the globe to come up with guidelines to help consumers reduce their exposure to these toxic chemicals.

An accompanying 40-page report, “Pesticide Use in Produce,” from Consumer Reports’ Food Safety and Sustainability Center provides a closer look at the consequences of pesticide use for those who produce food, wildlife, and the environment. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County to host Hazardous Waste Collection this Saturday, March 22nd

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Collection Event on Saturday, March 22nd from 8:00am to 1:00pm at Veterans Plaza located at 350 Pageant Lane in Clarksville.

Any Tennessee resident may participate.

Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Hazardous Waste Collection Day

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Tennessee Department of Health says its the Season to do Yard and Farm Work Safely

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Farmers and recreational gardeners will use a variety of tools, equipment and chemicals in the coming weeks to encourage that perfect crop, field or lawn.

The Tennessee Department of Health and the Department of Environment and Conservation are reminding professionals and amateurs alike to think about health and safety as outdoor work calls.

Everyone needs to think about how to protect yourself when working outdoors.

Everyone needs to think about how to protect yourself when working outdoors.

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Bats and Campers Benefit from Eagle Scout Project at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area recently benefitted from a local Eagle Scout Project that placed four bat roosting boxes at Wranglers Campground.

After much planning, preparation, and gathering of donations, Liam Parker led fellow Scouts from Murray, KY’s Boy Scout Troop 45 in installing the boxes on August 18th.

Liam Parker with Boy Scout Troop 45, Murray, KY, Eagle Scout Project at Wranglers Campground in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. (Photo by Aviva Yasgur)

Liam Parker with Boy Scout Troop 45, Murray, KY, Eagle Scout Project at Wranglers Campground in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. (Photo by Aviva Yasgur)

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ShopSmart gives Tips to Help You avoid Food Preparation and Storage Dangers

 

ShopSmartYonkers, NY – Nothing we eat is 100 percent safe, but there are easy ways to cut your risk of getting sick. The July 2012 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, features an easy three-step guide with simple tips that can improve your food-cleaning and storing know-how.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Observes National Ground Water Awareness Week

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is joining the Tennessee Department of Health to encourage Tennesseans and private water well owners in the state to observe National Ground Water Awareness Week March 11th-17th.

Sponsored by the National Ground Water Association in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency, National Ground Water Awareness Week highlights the importance of the state’s underground water resources. «Read the rest of this article»

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Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Lincoln and Montgomery County on March 17th

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Lincoln and Montgomery counties on March 17th.

“Our household hazardous waste mobile collection service provides the people of Tennessee with a safe, environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other potentially hazardous wastes at no cost,” said Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau.  “This service travels across the state holding collection events in local communities, and we encourage all Tennesseans to take advantage of the opportunity to utilize it.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Mercury Excreation

 

Harris Chiropractic ClinicClarksville, TN – Heavy-metal toxicity has increasingly become a complication in health care because of its ability to interrupt normal physiological processes. As a result for effective strengthening of individual glandular and organ system to occur heavy-metal body burden must be considered.

Heavy metal exposure is entirely environmental, especially including vaccinations and flu shots, dental applications, and pesticide or xenobiotic exposure. «Read the rest of this article»

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We have Disassociated Ourselves from Nature

 

We Must come to an Accounting of the Kind of Energy We Use and the Damage it Causes

Washington, DC – Speaking on the House Floor in support of H.Res. 1330, Recognizing June 8th, 2010, as World Ocean Day, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) made the following statement:

“I rise in support of the resolution to name June 8th as World Ocean Day, but for the last fifty days, and for the next six months at least, every other day is going to be ‘Ruin our Ocean’s Day.’

“While we would like to think that this is all about BP, I think that we have to go a little bit further. We have to understand that we have been pursuing a way of life that is not sustainable. «Read the rest of this article»

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