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Tue, Jun 8, 2010 -- 9:30 AM

Toxic Fields


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California is set to approve a fumigant for strawberries, allowing workers to be exposed to the chemical at levels 120 times higher than what state scientists say is safe. Methyl iodide, a carcinogen, is also linked to miscarriages and neurological problems. Critics say the fumigant is far too dangerous for farm workers.

Host: Michael Krasny

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  • Amy Standen, science and environment reporter for KQED's QUEST

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