Download the Taking Toxics Out of Maryland’s Health Care Sector report (2008) by Beyond Pesticides and Maryland PesticideNetwork
On October 27, 2008 Beyond Pesticides, Maryland Pesticide Network and leading Maryland health and elder care facilities released, Taking Toxics out of Maryland’s Health Care Sector: Transition to Green Pest Management Practices to Protect Health and the Environment, a new report documenting practices and policies to eliminate toxic pesticide use. The changes reflect a heightened awareness of the need to protect particularly vulnerable populations from serious health risks associated with toxic chemical exposure. A growing body of scientific research links pesticides to Parkinson’s disease, asthma, cancer and other illnesses.
Press statement: Ruth Berlin, executive director of Maryland Pesticide Network
Press statement: Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides
Press statement: Chris Seale, environmental services director of Johns Hopkins Hospital