Aerial Pesticide Spraying in
By Toxic Free NC.
Toxic Free NC developed Bitter
response to the lack of information available to the public
and to policy-makers as the NC Pesticide Board announced
its plans to weaken aerial spray regulations in North Carolina.
Bitter Rains details threats to the state's environmental
quality, health and safety posed by aerial spraying, and
makes a list of recommendations for improving pesticide policy.
It also includes stories from people around the state who
have been exposed to pesticides drifting onto their property
from nearby aerial spraying.
Because pesticides are sprayed from airplanes
and helicopters on a number of crops in North Carolina, from
cotton in the east, to tobacco in the piedmont, to forests
in the mountain region, this is an issue that affects the
health and well-being of rural residents across the state.
Drift from aerial sprays can travel thousands of feet, damaging
human health and the environment, even at very low levels.
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