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Farmworkers to EPA: Ban Methyl Iodide Fumigant, Please

Farmworkers to EPA: Ban Methyl Iodide Fumigant, Please

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Environmental Health:

In California's Central Valley, residents and farm workers are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to ban methyl iodide, a potentially harmful-to-humans fumigant, for use in California strawberry fields.

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