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The New York Times: This Pesticide Is Prohibited in Britain. Why Is It Still Being Exported?

FSPH Epidemiology's Beate Ritz was quoted in a New York Times article about paraquat, one of many pesticides that can’t be used in Europe but is sold in the United States and elsewhere.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

“It’s a poison, and we really shouldn’t be using this as an herbicide in the way we do,” said Dr. Beate Ritz, a professor of epidemiology at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has studied health risks to people living near where pesticides are used.

Read the full article on The New York Times website