June 19, 2008
Dangerous Drift: Fifty-five people reported pesticide-related illness linked to strawberry field fumigants in 2007, compared to only two the previous year.
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While strawberries rose to Monterey County’s number two crop last year, residents living next to the sweet-smelling berry fields reported a higher number of illnesses stemming from the crop’s favored fumigants. Fifty-five people reported symptoms ...