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In-Depth Consumer Information

The in-depth consumer information component of this campaign is designed to supplement the Safer Choice consumer brochure. Hard copies of this information is available through Beyond Pesticides, by contacting us at 202-543-5450.

I. The Safer Choice consumer brochure with citations (text only)

II. The Chemicals

A. ChemWATCH Factsheets

1. 2,4-D
2. Chlorpyrifos
3. Sulfuryl Fluoride
4. Triclopyr
5. Atrazine
6. Picloram

B. Labels (For a detailed list and chart, visit our Dow Pesticides page)

1. Dursban TC, Dursban Pro, Dursban 50W (chlorpyrifos, non-residential use)
2. Lorsban 75 WG, Lorsban 15G, Lorsban 4E, Lorsban 4E-SG (chlorpyrifos, agricultural use)
3. Vikane (sulfuryl fluoride, residential and other uses)
4. Profume (sulfuryl fluoride, agricultural use)
5. Confront (clopyralid and triclopyr, non-residential turf use)
6. Transline (clopyralid, non-agricultural and non-residential use)
7. Lontrel (clopyralid, non-residential turf use)
8. Widematch (clopyralid, fluroxypyr, agricultural use)
9. Remedy, Remedy RTU (triclopyr, pastures and rangeland)
10. Keystone, Keystone LA (atrazine and acetochlor, agricultural)
11. Grazon (picloram and 2,4-D, pasture and rangeland)
12. Tordon RTU, Tordon 22K, Tordon K, Tordon 101 Mix (picloram, pasture and rangeland)

C. General Information on Pesticides and Health

1. Health of Effects of Seven Dow Pesticides
2. What’s in a Pesticide?
3. Factsheet: Children, Pesticides, and Schools
4. Health Effects of 48 Commonly Used Pesticides in Schools
5. Factsheet: Lawn Pesticide Facts and Figures
6. Health Effects of 30 Commonly Used Lawn Pesticides
7. Environmental Effects of 30 Commonly Used Lawn Pesticides
8. Commonly Asked Questions About Chemical Lawn Care

D. Selected Studies on Health and Environmental Effects of Pesticides

1. Distribution of 2,4-D in Air and of Surfaces inside Residences after Lawn Applications (Nishioka et al., 2001)
2. Early-Life Environmental Risk Factors for Asthma (Salam et al., 2004)
3. Residential Pesticide Use during Pregnancy among a Cohort of Urban Minority Women (Whyatt et al., 2004)
4. Childhood Leukemia and Parents’ Occupational and Home Exposures (Lowengart et al., 1987)
5. Phthalates, Alkylphenols, Pesticides, Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, and Other Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds in Indoor Air and Dust (Rudel et al, 2003)
6. Pesticide Exposures in Children with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (Buckley et al, 2000)
7. Family Pesticide Use and Childhood Brain Cancer (Davis et al, 1993)
8. Atrazine-Induced Hermaphroditism at 0.1 ppb in American Leopard Frogs (Hayes et al, 2003)
9. Organophosphorous Pesticide Exposure of Urban and Suburban Preschool Children with Organic and Conventional Diets (Curl et al., 2003)
10. Herbicide Exposure and the risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in Scottish Terriers (Glickman et al., 2004).

III. Alternative Practices, Products, and Actions

A. How to Get Dow Out of Your Home

1. Alternative Pest Management for Common House Pests

2. Lawn Care information

3. Information on Pest Control Service Providers

B. How to Get Dow Out of Your Community

1. Schools and IPM

2. West Nile Virus

3. Parks, Rights of Way and Noxious Weeds

C. How to Get Dow Out of Your Food

1. Eleven Reasons to Eat Local and Organic
2. Getting Pesticides Out of Food and Food Production
3. How To Get Low-Cost Organic Food Through a Buying Club
4. What Does the USDA Organic Seal Mean to You?

IV. More About Dow Chemical Company

1. The LowDown on Dursban; MOEd Down by EPA
2. Daily News Articles Regarding the Bhopal Disaster and Dow AgroSciences; 2002-2004
3. Daily News Articles Regarding Dow AgroSciences; 2002-2004