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Analysis showed 5000+ schools sit within 200-foot ‘drift’ zone of toxic pesticide 2,4-D

July 2014

EWG analysis determined that thousands of schools sat within the toxic “drift” zone of corn and soybean fields that might be sprayed with a toxic chemical linked to Parkinson’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. EWG’s Mary Ellen Kustin organized 35 doctors and scientists to write to the Obama administration, urging rejection of Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo, a pesticide mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate.

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