Farm workers and pesticides: the first line of defence
Government regulation of agricultural chemicals provides farm workers with their first line of defence against hazardous pesticide exposure. However, the recent decision to re-register the organophosphate insecticide Mevinphos, despite its undisputed toxicity, suggests major gaps in that defence. It raises two broad concerns about the present regulatory framework for registering pesticides for use on Australian farms. First, it suggests the potential for conflict between the regulatory goals of...[Show more]
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