Monday, May 12, 2014

Pesticides cause illnesses is not new news.

For decades we have known about the hazards of pesticides and yet the headline from 34 minutes ago is "Pesticides Suspected in Spike of Illnesses in Washington State".  Try breathing the air in Fresno and you will understand why so many children there have asthma.  Workers throughout the nation have known about these hazards, complained about them, and pleaded for action.  At best they have received an acknowledgement of their situation.  We now have evidence about the hazards of some pesticides as endocrine disrupting chemicals.  The science is there but what is still missing is the will to act.