More toxic pesticide proposed for injection into California fields

Salinas, Calif. (wiki, Holger Hubbs)

From today’s San Francisco Chronicle:

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has proposed registering methyl iodide as a pesticide in California to the dismay of scientists and environmental groups, who say it is so toxic that even chemists are reluctant to handle it.

Methyl iodide is slated to replace methyl bromide, which is being phased out due to its effect on Earth’s ozone layer. Read more here.

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