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Ga. City Suspends Pesticide Use on Athletic Fields

Monday, September 26, 2005
After a local 15-year-old was hospitalized due to what doctors speculated was a reaction to pesticides on her soccer field, Peachtree City, Ga., has temporarily stopped spraying fields and is looking into organic options. However, faced with the threat of weeds, city officials seem to be waffling, and TruGreen ChemLawn calls the situation "a big stink over nothing," despite the blue-dyed skin and clothing of children who practiced on treated fields.

Full story at the AJC, and take a look at EWG's work on pesticides here.

 
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