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Pesticides

Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Environmental Groups Claim California Is Pesticide-Happy

A coalition of health and environmental groups has stirred up a hornet’s nest at the State Department of Food and Agriculture, contending that the state is too quick to use pesticides to eradicate invasive pests.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/26/2011

grapes

4 Napa Vineyard Workers Hospitalized After Pesticide Exposure

Four vineyard workers were treated for respiratory problems Tuesday after being exposed to pesticides sprayed on Monday night.

CBS San Francisco–07/05/2011

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Pesticide Spill Closes Lanes Of I-680 In San Jose

Several lanes of southbound Interstate Highway 680 in San Jose were blocked Monday morning as crews cleaned up pesticides spilled in a crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CBS San Francisco–06/20/2011

fruit, farmers market,

HealthWatch: New List Reveals Produce With Most Pesticides

A new guide published Monday by the Environmental Working Group, a public health advocacy organization, has released two lists detailing the amount of pesticides in fruit and vegetables.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/13/2011

mosquito

Warm Weather Means Early Mosquito Spraying In San Jose

Mosquitoes could be out for blood earlier than usual this year because of the recent warm weather, and that has vector control officials in Silicon Valley scheduling a helicopter spraying of a prime breeding ground for Friday morning.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/10/2011

A California condor. (AP)

Environmental Group Sues Gov’t Over Pesticide Poisonings

Environmentalists are accusing the federal government of failing to prevent the pesticide poisonings of California condors and more than 200 other endangered and threatened species.

CBS San Francisco–01/21/2011

European Grapevine Moth (CBS)

California Agriculture Officials Declare Victory Over Grapevine Moth

California agricultural officials say they have successfully beaten back an invasive species that was threatening the state’s wine industry.

CBS San Francisco–10/16/2010

UC Berkeley: Pesticides Linked to ADHD

BERKELEY (KCBS)_ Prenatal exposure to pesticides has been linked to attention problems in the latest research out of the University of California Berkeley.

08/19/2010

San Jose West Nile Spraying to Begin Tonight

Vector control crews plan to spray chemicals in West San Jose Tuesday night to curb spread of the West Nile virus.

07/13/2010

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