Utah Deaths Bring Warnings from Experts: All Pesticides Dangerous
The media in Utah is understandably abuzz in trying to comprehend the tragic deaths of two young sisters from an apparent pesticide poisoning.
For me, having just testified in New Hampshire in favor of bill HB 1456 that would study the impact of a pesticide ban, the words of many from the pesticide industry still resonated: they insisted that because their products are approved by the EPA, the pesticides are therefore safe when used as directed. That’s simply not true and this Utah tragedy is Exhibit A.
From all indications, the pesticide company in Utah did use the pesticide according to directions — yet two children are dead.
Here is a sampling of the coverage: