FACES OF AGENT ORANGE TOWN HALL MEETING SCHEDULE
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Systemic Pesticides: Chemicals You Can't Wash Off (nitroguanidine/neonicotinoid chemicals)
The resolution notes that "children and infants may be especially sensitive to health risks posed by pesticides for several reasons: (a) their internal organs are still developing and maturing; (b) in relation to their body weight, infants and children eat and drink more than adults, possibly increasing their exposure to pesticides in food and water; and (c) certain behaviors, such as playing on floors or lawns or putting objects in their mouths, increase a child’s exposure to pesticides used in homes and yards"” On neonicotinoids, the resolution refers to recent research suggesting a possible link between pesticides that contain neonicotinoids and the die-off of plant pollinators, including honey bees, native bees, butterflies, moths, and other insects.
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