Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Lobstermen Say Malathion Label Should've Carried Warning

Five years before lobsters started to die in Long Island Sound, EPA told the company that makes malathion that the pesticide's label should say that it should not be used "around bodies of water where fish or shellfish are grown and/or harvested commercially."

That's what lobstermen are arguing in court. Newsday has the story.

The larger question is whether pesticides played an important role in the die-off. I've been skeptical since 1999, and I'm still skeptical.


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