"Group Says It Has Sued Dow Over Pesticide Used In California"

"Chemical manufacturing giant Dow fails to warn people in farming communities throughout California when a potentially dangerous pesticide is applied to nearby fields, health advocates claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Telone is among the most commonly used pesticides in California — applied to strawberry fields, almond orchards, vineyards and other crops.

The chemical kills pests in the soil and dissipates before crops are planted, so health advocates say harmful residue is not found in food. Rather, they say the fumes released when it is first applied can potentially cause health issues."

Scott Smith reports for the Associated Press September 20, 2016.

Source: AP, 09/21/2016