• LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods

2,4-D

also see Health/respiratory and  pets

Popular weedkiller may cause cancer, World Health Organization agency says Ariana Eunjung Cha / The Washington Post, 6 July 2015. 2,4-D, sprayed widely on farms and used in a number of popular lawn-care products has been designated as "possibly" carcinogenic to humans by a World Health Organization research arm. 2,4,5-T was the main part of Agent Orange containing a lot of dioxins and has been banned for a while. but 2,4-D contains dioxins too. However, they are not the kind companies have to report on, so are not regularly measured. More on 2,4-D and dioxins under registration below.

October 2008 Dow Invokes NAFTA to Challenge Pesticide Bans (Canada) on the basis that the PMRA declared it 'safe' in 2007. 1. It is illegal under Canadian law to say a pesticide is safe. 2. 2,4-D is a chlorophenoxy herbicide, a class with no required neurotoxicity studies. 3. The Canadian Government testing requirements have not changed since 1984 and are therefore outdated. 4. Until 2007, Canada had no adverse effects reporting of negative pesticide health effects. Now we have a program voluntary for everyone except the pesticide manufacturers who have to disclose adverse effects to the government when reported to them.

Re-evaluation of the Lawn and Turf Uses of (2,4-Dichlorophenoxy)acetic Acid 2,4-D PACR2005-01   The PMRA's conclusion was that "2,4-D is efficacious against certain problematic broadleaf weeds on turf and there are no alternative herbicides to phenoxyalkanoic and benzoic acid herbicides on turf. Considering that weed control on turf is important, it is concluded that 2,4-D on turf has value." (p 31) and value trumps all...

PMRA premature in re-registering 2,4-D (link fixed)

2, 4-D Comments on Proposed Acceptability for Continuing Registration (PACR Series) 2005
Re-evaluation of the Lawn and Turf Uses of (2,4-Dichlorophenoxy)acetic Acid 2,4-D
(PACR2005-01) February 21, 2005 - 555Kb by Paule Hjertaas

An Open Letter concerning the PMRA's re-evaluation of 2,4-D, as prepared by CCHE