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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | December 13, 1994
Members of the Governor's Pesticide Council have decided to continue spraying the pesticide malathion to kill mosquitoes, despite complaints from residents who say it can cause chronic health problems.The panel also told the Maryland Department of Agriculture to improve public education on the state's mosquito control program and how to keep mosquitoes from breeding, and to be sure to notify communities when spray trucks will be in their neighborhood.The state began revamping the nearly $2 million mosquito control program a few months ago after critics claimed that it relied heavily on malathion and was nearly silent on prevention.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | January 30, 1995
Only one-third of Anne Arundel County's communities want any part of the state's mosquito control program, which uses the controversial pesticide malathion.Less than a week before the deadline Wednesday, only 214 of more than 600 communities have told officials that they want their neighborhoods included in the county's mosquito control program. One of those said it wants only half the program -- the part without malathion.This is the first year that Anne Arundel County has offered communities a choice of participating in the state Department of Agriculture program.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | July 13, 1994
Opponents of malathion spraying to kill mosquitoes will plead their case tomorrow to state Secretary of Agriculture Lewis R. Riley."We want the spraying to stop," said Ruth Berlin, an Annapolis psychotherapist who has been diagnosed with permanent health problems attributed to malathion.Ideally, she said, she would like spraying of the pesticide halted throughout Maryland, but "of course, one county, Anne Arundel County, would be nice."That is not likely to happen, said Department of Agriculture spokesman Harold H. Kanarek.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | December 13, 1994
Members of the Governor's Pesticide Council have decided to continue spraying the pesticide malathion to kill mosquitoes, despite complaints from residents who say it can cause chronic health problems.The panel also told the Maryland Department of Agriculture to improve public education on the state's mosquito control program and how to keep mosquitoes from breeding, and to be sure to notify communities when spray trucks will be in their neighborhood.The state began revamping the nearly $2 million mosquito control program a few months ago after critics claimed that it relied heavily on malathion and was nearly silent on prevention.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | June 29, 1994
A Saltworks woman who suffers from ailments caused by malathion wants county and Annapolis residents to ask Anne Arundel officials to end the state contracts that allow the pesticide to be used to spray mosquitoes.Ruth Berlin, 45, has organized a meeting for 7:30 tonight at the Annapolis Landing Marina. A representative of the Rachel Carson Council of Chevy Chase, an environmental group, will be among the people discussing the potential hazards of the pesticide.Ms. Berlin said she became critically ill about four years ago when she was living in Los Angeles and malathion was being sprayed to control the Mediterranean fruit fly.The Maryland Department of Agriculture sprays statewide and took over the county's spraying program last year.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | December 13, 1994
Members of the Governor's Pesticide Council have decided to continue spraying the pesticide malathion to kill mosquitoes, despite complaints from critics who say it can cause chronic health problems.The panel also told the Maryland Department of Agriculture to improve public education on the state's mosquito control program and how to keep mosquitoes from breeding, and to be sure to notify communities when spray trucks will be in their neighborhood.The state began revamping the mosquito control program a few months ago, after critics claimed that it relied heavily on malathion and was nearly silent on prevention.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | October 20, 1994
Maryland Department of Agriculture officials, criticized over the summer for using the controversial pesticide malathion to kill mosquitoes, won praise from those same critics last night for their decision to use less of the pesticide during next year's spraying program."
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By From Staff Reports | June 30, 1994
Robert Pascal, the governor's appointments secretary and a former Anne Arundel county executive, said last night that he will arrange for opponents of malathion spraying to meet with Maryland health and agriculture officials.Mr. Pascal said he will set up the session with the state secretaries of health and agriculture because "I think it's the right thing to do."About 50 people attended a meeting in Annapolis last night organized by Ruth Berlin, who suffers from health problems resulting from the pesticide.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | July 15, 1994
State agriculture officials refused yesterday to discontinue using malathion to kill mosquitoes, despite hearing complaints that it can cause health problems."
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | January 30, 1995
Only one-third of Anne Arundel County's communities want any part of the state's mosquito control program, which uses the controversial pesticide malathion.Less than a week before the deadline Wednesday, only 214 of more than 600 communities have told officials that they want their neighborhoods included in the county's mosquito control program. One of those said it wants only half the program -- the part without malathion.This is the first year that Anne Arundel County has offered communities a choice of participating in the state Department of Agriculture program.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | December 13, 1994
Members of the Governor's Pesticide Council have decided to continue spraying the pesticide malathion to kill mosquitoes, despite complaints from critics who say it can cause chronic health problems.The panel also told the Maryland Department of Agriculture to improve public education on the state's mosquito control program and how to keep mosquitoes from breeding, and to be sure to notify communities when spray trucks will be in their neighborhood.The state began revamping the mosquito control program a few months ago, after critics claimed that it relied heavily on malathion and was nearly silent on prevention.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | October 27, 1994
Del. Marsha Perry is asking state mosquito control officials to tell communities that the pesticide sprayed to kill adult mosquitoes may cause serious health problems.Ms. Perry, of Crofton, made her request at yesterday's meeting of the Governor's Pesticide Council in Annapolis. She was among several people who questioned the use of malathion, which is in the midst of testing for likely reregistration by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.The pesticide is used in most states to kill mosquitoes.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | October 20, 1994
Maryland Department of Agriculture officials, criticized over the summer for using the controversial pesticide malathion to kill mosquitoes, won praise from those same critics last night for their decision to use less of the pesticide during next year's spraying program."
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | October 2, 1994
Anne Arundel County communities that want the state to provide mosquito control next year will have to ask for it, a reversal of a policy that opponents of the controversial pesticide malathion protested.For the past two years, the Maryland Department of Agriculture has sprayed more than 600 communities in Anne Arundel with malathion to control mosquitoes unless community leaders asked to be taken out of the program. Under the new policy, communities will have to ask to be included in the program.
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August 2, 1994
Malathion is bad stuff, no question.It's a pesticide, designed to kill something (in this case, mosquitoes). The less contact we have with it, the better. Like any pesticide, it ought to be used as sparingly and carefully as possible. Is the state Department of Agriculture, which runs Maryland's mosquito-spraying program, doing that? This is the question County Council members ought to be asking now that a grass-roots effort to halt the use of malathion has found its way to them.A small group of citizens wants the county to stop paying $52,000 a year to participate in the state program unless it abandons the use of malathion.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
Members of the Anne Arundel County Council agreed last night to consider future changes for the annual mosquito control contract with the state because of objections to use of the pesticide malathion.Council members said no change could be made in the contract covering the current mosquito season.Opponents of the use of malathion met informally for about 45 minutes last night with several council members before the regular session. They asked the county to change its contract with the Maryland Department of Agriculture, which sprays malathion to kill adult mosquitoes.
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August 2, 1994
Malathion is bad stuff, no question.It's a pesticide, designed to kill something (in this case, mosquitoes). The less contact we have with it, the better. Like any pesticide, it ought to be used as sparingly and carefully as possible. Is the state Department of Agriculture, which runs Maryland's mosquito-spraying program, doing that? This is the question County Council members ought to be asking now that a grass-roots effort to halt the use of malathion has found its way to them.A small group of citizens wants the county to stop paying $52,000 a year to participate in the state program unless it abandons the use of malathion.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
Members of the Anne Arundel County Council agreed last night to consider future changes for the annual mosquito control contract with the state because of objections to use of the pesticide malathion.Council members said no change could be made in the contract covering the current mosquito season.Opponents of the use of malathion met informally for about 45 minutes last night with several council members before the regular session. They asked the county to change its contract with the Maryland Department of Agriculture, which sprays malathion to kill adult mosquitoes.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | August 1, 1994
Foes of the pesticide malathion will ask the Anne Arundel County Council to do what it can to end the mosquito-spraying program.Backed by a petition with more than 300 signatures, a committee of about six people will ask county officials tonight to renegotiate the county's agreement so that the state uses more larvicides."
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