Pesticides & Chemical Hazards

On December 15, 2015, the Ashland Board of Health adopted Organic Pest Management Regulations.  These Regulations were created and passed thanks to the dedicated research of former Board of Health Member, Ed Hart, whose commitment in bringing awareness to this important public health issue was instrumental.

View the Organic Pest Management Regulations here.

Mr. Hart's research was documented in a Pesticide Booklet, which is kept in the Board of Health Office.  Sections of the Pesticide Booklet are also listed below.

TRICLOPYR - An herbicide that is a safe alternative to Glyphosate (Round-up), can be purchased online and home improvement retail stores.


  1. Pesticide and Herbicide Data Booklet Table of Contents (PDF)
  2. Signal Words and Warning Signs (PDF)
  3. Helpful Links (PDF)
  4. Appendix A Inerts (PDF)
  5. Inert Ingredients Approved for Use by FDA in Herbicides and Pesticides (PDF)
  6. Unidentified Inert Ingredients in Pesticides Implications for Human and Environmental Health (PDF)
  7. Appendix B Pesticide Use (PDF)
  8. EPA Report Containing Estimates of Pesticide Use in the U.S. (PDF)
  9. Chart I and II (PDF)
  10. Charts II and IV (PDF)
  11. Chart V (PDF)
  12. Appendix C Carcinogens (PDF)
  13. Agents Classified by the IARC Monographs, Volumes 1-112 (PDF)
  14. PAN Carcinogen Categories (PDF)
  15. U.S. EPA Toxins Release Inventory List (PDF)
  16. Toxins Release Inventory (TRI) Basis of OSHA Carcinogens (PDF)
  17. Categories of Carcinogenicity (PDF)
  18. IARC Carcinogen List (PDF)
  19. U.S. NTP Toxins List (PDF)
  20. California Act 65 Carcinogen List (PDF)
  21. National Toxicology Program Report on Carcinogens (PDF)
  22. Glyphosate, Hard Water and Metals (PDF)
  23. Is Roundup Weedkiller a Brain Destroying Neurotoxin (PDF)
  24. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Occupational Exposure (PDF)
  25. Case Study of 2,4-D and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (PDF)
  26. Substances Listed in the Thirteenth Report of Carcinogens (PDF)
  27. Cancer Mortality in Four Northern Wheat Producing States
  28. Final List of 67 Pesticides Tested by EPA (PDF)
  29. Appendix D Environmental Effects (PDF)
  30. Artificial Turf (PDF)
  31. Managed Pollinator CAP (PDF)
  32. Evaluating Environmental Impact (PDF)
  33. Genetically Modified Organisms and the Deterioration of Health on the U.S. (PDF)
  34. Glyphosates Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis (PDF)
  35. Studies Contained in the Pesticide Reduction Resource Guide (PDF)
  36. Nearly 1 in 10 Wild Bee Species Face Extinction (PDF)
  37. Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Prenatal Residential Proximity to Agricultural Pesticides (PDF)
  38. Harvard Study Proves Why the Bees Are All Disappearing (PDF)
  39. Only 60 Years of Soil Left If Soil Degradation Continues (PDF)
  40. Pesticide Concentrations Found in Honey Bees Studied (PDF)
  41. Routes of Environmental Drift and Exposure (PDF)
  42. Soil Quality Resource Concerns - Soil Biodiversity (PDF)
  43. Gut Flora and Its Role in Immune Function (PDF)
  44. Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling (PDF)
  45. Weed-Whacking Herbicide Proves Deadly to Human Cells (PDF)
  46. Concerns Over Exposure to Artificial Turf On Playing Fields (PDF)
  47. Widespread Occurrence of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Streams (PDF)
  48. Appendix E Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations (PDF)
  49. Index Page (PDF)