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Infographic: Pesticides are getting safer, people are using less

09:54 EST 1 Dec 2016 | Genetic Literacy Project

Developed countries have phased out the more dangerous compounds, such as parathion and other organophosphates. After the U.S. Food Quality Protection Act of 1996, several more have been banned altogether, limited to farm use, or further restricted to protect workers or the environment. They are still widely used in many developing countries. Overall pesticide use […]

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