New Report: Fumigant Pesticides Put Central Coast Communities At Risk

 
A new report released by Californians for Pesticide Reform asserts that fumigant pesticides are an outdated, toxic technology that undermines soil health, and safe replacements are needed to grow food on the Central Coast of California. The report examines data that revealed cancer-causing chloropicrin is in the air where Monterey County children live and play, and shares monitoring results that confirm chloropicrin in the city of Watsonville's air poses an increased cancer risk, despite state required "safer tarps" and "buffer zones".

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