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Other studies of its effects show enlarged livers and at high levels decreased female fertility." (from NCAMP Chemical Watch Fact sheet.) "Cancers diagnosed in children younger than 15 are increasing at about 1% a year in the US.
Despite these problems, adulticides are often used in the battle to control mosquitoes" (NCAMP).
NCAMP recently sent a survey to more than 3,000 utilities in the U.S.
"I think it is fair to say that we are shocked to learn how the utilities dispose of their old poles," says Jay Feldman, executive director of NCAMP.
NCAMP noted that under the law a harmful pesticide can still be deemed acceptable if "it can be shown that restricting the pesticide will cause 'significant disruption to domestic production of an adequate, wholesome, and economical food supply."'
John O'Connor, who ran the now-defunct National Toxics Campaign, calls "uncontrolled toxic chemicals and waste perhaps our nation's number one hidden health problem." Jay Feldman, director of the Washington, D.C.-based National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP), has "declared war against environmental contaminants and the legislators who allow the pollution of our bodies to continue." And many environmentalists are demanding that chemicals be considered guilty until proven innocent, not vice versa.
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