October 20, 2018

Poisoning the crops

This article was published November 25, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

Dear editor: "Soon the fumes seeped into her home through the air conditioner and (Bonnie) Wirtz wound up in an emergency room, coughing and bewildered and worried about the health of her 8-month-old son," from Time Volume 190. She was stricken by a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, which the agriculture industry uses on everything from cotton to oranges. A growing body of scientific evidence links the pesticide to health problems in children. The poison affects everything it touches, from bees to humans.

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