Animation of Bayer CropScience Pesticide Waste Tank Explosion

Narrator: The Bayer CropScience plant is a large chemical complex of more than 400 acres on the Kanawha River near Charleston. It is located in a populated area next to West Virginia State University. Bayer operated four manufacturing units, using highly toxic chemicals, including methyl isocyanate or MIC, to produce carbamate pesticides and other products. […]

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SuperCrew: Introduction to Pesticide Safety

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in partnership with the professional landscape industry proudly presents Introduction to Pesticide Safety Today there is an ever increasing awareness and concern for the effect of pesticides on people and the environment. Understanding pesticides and how to use them safely will help you protect yourself, your company and the […]

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Glyphosate risk, and what “probably causes cancer” means

How worried should you be when something gets slapped with the label “probably courses cancer”. It’s a classification that makes for easy headlines, as chemicals that were previously thought to be not so bad, are outed a seemingly potential killers. Yet as we’ll see, just because something might cause cancer, doesn’t mean that it necessarily […]

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Pesticide Label Abbreviations | From the Ground Up

Reading and understanding pesticide labels are very important. There are several aspects of the label that you might not be familiar with and I’d like to clarify those today. There’s some acronyms that the manufacturers use and the the first one of those is the personal protective equipment which is abbreviated as PPE. and generally the […]

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