Victory for Salmon Habitat and Clean Water

New labeling rules in Washington state protect clean water by protecting salmon habitat.

| October/November 2006

  • SalmonHazard
    Learn more about the Salmon Hazard warning program at www.watoxics.org.
    MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff
  • salmon habitat, clean water - three swimming salmon
    For salmon and humans alike, clean water is a basic necessity.
    Photo by Fotolia/aquariagirl1970

  • SalmonHazard
  • salmon habitat, clean water - three swimming salmon

As the result of a lawsuit brought against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by consumer and environmental groups, shoppers at home and garden centers on the West Coast will be able to make more informed product choices and help support safe, clean water. Hundreds of products known to harm salmon and salmon habitat must now carry a warning label. All products containing malathion, carbaryl, 2,4-D, diazinon, diuron, triclopyr or trifluralin will be labeled as a “Salmon Hazard.” Learn more at the Washington Toxics Coaltion.



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