Federal Support For New Weedkiller Raises Fears About Kids' Health

"In his public plea for the Environmental Protection Agency to reject registration of a potent new weedkiller, Christopher Lish of Olema, California, revisited a decades-old warning from environmental prophet Rachel Carson: 'As crude a weapon as the cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.'

Lois Rose, a registered nurse in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, posted her own, less ornate caution to the EPA website: 'Stop listening to the chemical lobby and start listening to the humans affected by these poisons.'

As a federal decision looms over whether to approve Dow AgroSciences' proposed Enlist Duo herbicide -- a mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller -- challenges from critics across the country have poured in. And children's health advocates are among the most vocal."

Lynne Peeples reports for Huffington Post July 3, 2014.

Source: Huffington Post, 07/04/2014