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Monday, November 08, 2010



good article in High Country News (Dec. 6 issue, p. 18 and http://www.hcn.org/issues/42.21/farmings-toxic-legacy )on legacy pesticides in areas where housing has replaced crop-bearing fields and orchards.... like where my house is. This danger escalates as city and suburban dwellers try their hand at growing their own veggies (I wondered why my tomatoes grew so pest-free.) Oh, the legacy pesticides are long lasting goodies like DDT, lead arsenate, dieldrin and chlordane --- organochlorines that "bind to organic matter in soil and fat cells of the organisms that consumer" them.

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