Our friends at SafeLawns.org are keeping the tally on cases claiming that chemical pesticides cause cancer. The latest entry cites the daily use of pesticides at a Hartford, Connecticut school.
The sad story, tearing a local school apart, is illustrative of the deep social malaise that perpetually involves a whole bunch of good people unwittingly doing a whole bunch of bad things every single hour of every single day in this country. In this case one teacher allegedly ordered her subordinate, Cynthia Lefebvre, to spray the students’ greenhouse with pesticides that are illegal to apply in Connecticut on school grounds. Daily, states the victim. For more than a decade, according to the report. This is a greenhouse where seedlings are raised for student fundraisers. That means the kids touch the stuff. All the time.”
Read the entire article at safelawns.org!