10 Apr 2018

Rally in Hawaii seeks support for anti-pesticides bill

2:34 pm on 10 April 2018

A rally at Hawaii's State Capital in Honolulu today hopes to secure more support among senators there after a pesticides bill was unanimously passed in the House.

Vegetables being sprayed with herbicide in a garden (file photo)

Photo: 123RF

The bill next goes before the State Senate and if approved, goes to the governor for signing.

The measure includes the mandatory disclosure of what people are being exposed to, no spray zones around schools, and a state wide ban on the use of a neurotoxin called chlorpyrifos.

However, opponents of the bill claim pesticides are safe, if used according to the instructions.

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