Herbicides found in Canadian rain

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Experiments have determined that very high amounts of the herbicide 2,4-D were found in rainfall in southern Alberta. The herbicide was found in all 150 samples of rain collected at eight locations from May to August 1998.

Grain farmers in the region are the biggest 2,4-D users, buying more than 40,000 pounds each year. Researchers suspect the high levels of 2,4-D found in rainfall are due to the region's persistantly hot, windy and dusty weather. Levels in the study were 10 to 50 times higher than herbicide levels reported at other Canadian sites.

This information was reported in the April 1999 issue of Global Pesticide Campaigner.

If you plan to use rainwater for human consumption, remember that rain is Nature's way of filtering pollution from the air.

Stay healthy. Filter your water!

-- walt (longyear@shentel.net), July 10, 1999



I've never heard of that journal, so trust it if you wish. Otherwise, filtering will do nothing. You need, food grade, activated charcoal for 2,4-D and the associated compounds.

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), July 10, 1999.

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