Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Many U.S. Residents Carry Toxic Pesticides Above "Safe" Levels; Report: Children, Women, Mexican-Americans Shoulder Heaviest Burden

"None of us choose to have hazardous pesticides in our bodies," said Kristin Schafer, PAN Program Coordinator and lead author of the report. "Yet CDC found pesticides in 100 percent of the people who had both blood and urine tested. The average person in this group carried a toxic cocktail of 13 of the 23 pesticides we analyzed."