21 Jun '11, 8pm

"Clean Fifteen" Just as Toxic as "Dirty Dozen" For Farm Workers

"Clean Fifteen" Just as Toxic as "Dirty Dozen" For Farm Workers

Taking off on Philpott's question, Karl Tupper at Ground Truth put the exposure differential between farm workers and consumers in perspective. It's the farmers, farmworkers and residents of rural communities who are really most at risk from pesticides, not consumers. While these folks are exposed to pesticides from food like the rest of us, they also must contend with pesticide fumes drifting out of fields, exposure from working directly with pesticides, and pesticide-coated dust and dirt tracked into their homes from the fields. He crunched some numbers to illustrate this point and his conclusions are alarming. I looked up the total amount of pesticides applied in California in 2009 to each of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen items and also the total number of acres planted for each, and calculated pesticide use intensity for each. (I used California data since its the ...

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