The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP), of which the Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is a long time member, features LDA in its Fall 2014 newsletter. PESP is designed to reduce pests, in this case, ticks, and reduce the exposure to ticks with minimal use of pesticides — how Integrated Pest Management […]
Govt. Departments & Policies
The departments and agencies of the federal government often play a role in Lyme disease. They may issue policies, guidelines, advisories, or other information which may be useful to Lyme patients, doctors, or the general public. LDA may link to or list some of those government publications which it feels may be important. Complete agency or department information on Lyme disease may be found on each individual agency/department website.
Candy Brassard, Senior Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs; C. Ben Beard, PhD, Director, Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention at a Meeting at EPA on Lyme in Virginia in 2006.
On September 18, 2014, Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith presented a 1.5 hour PowerPoint presentation entitled Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: A National Overview & The Role of LDA to the Environmental Protection Agency Biopesticides & Pollution Prevention Division in Arlington, VA. The presentation was done in person, and through a webinar and call […]
I think it is time to clarify some of the issues surrounding both the Lyme advocate meeting held at CDC in Ft. Collins CO, June 2013 and the “no Lyme disease in the South” controversy. In early 2013, I wrote to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and presented the objections of the […]
March 30 -31, 2011, Arlington, VA – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Stewardship Branch Lyme Network, of which LDA is a founding member, held a 2-day Lyme disease prevention conference, “Promoting Community Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases.” LDA President, Pat Smith, and Emily Zielinski-Gutierrez, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: The Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes Workshop Report, on April 20, 2011. In a move designed to protest the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) use of the IOM to conduct a workshop NIH […]
Sign up here! Let Congress know you support decision by LDA, TFL and CALDA to withdraw from the Institute Of Medicine’s (IOM) State-of-the-Science Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Workshop. Please let Congress know you support the move by LDA, TFL and CALDA to withdraw from the NIH/IOM State-of-the-Science Lyme Disease and Other Tick Borne Diseases Workshop […]
In a move designed to protest the Institute of Medicine’s upcoming Lyme disease workshop, three of the nation’s largest and most influential Lyme groups have pulled out of the process. NIH Does Not Comply with Congressional Appropriations Language Lyme Patient Groups Compelled to Withdraw from Scientific Meeting September 20, 2010 – In a move designed […]
On Thursday April 29, 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a "pre meeting" to their proposed October 2010 workshop meeting that is supposed to address the state of the science in Lyme disease. The meeting was generated by passage of the 2010 appropriations language by Congress which included the words "chronic Lyme disease" and […]