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 at the Board of Health Office.  Sections of the Pesticide Booklet are also listed below.


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