Environmental groups want more protections from pesticides

12/02/09 Seán Kinane
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According to the Tampa Tribune, Tampa City Council member Linda Saul-Sena wants the city to ban a type of pesticide. Saul-Sena wants Tampa to forbid the use of Curfew, made by Dow AgroScience, which is used to kill tiny worms on the lawns of city parks and golf courses. The pesticide, which contains the chemical 1,3-dichloropropene, has been banned in some northern states and in Miami-Dade County because it might contaminate drinking water.

In other pesticide news, a coalition of nonprofits is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to create stronger regulations to protect children from farm chemical exposure. Janette Brimmer is a staff attorney with one of the groups, the public interest law firm EarthJustice in Seattle.

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