Pesticide Sales in Low-Income, Minority Neighborhoods

@article{Carlton2004PesticideSI,
  title={Pesticide Sales in Low-Income, Minority Neighborhoods},
  author={Elizabeth Jean Carlton and Harmon L. Moats and Marian Feinberg and Peggy Morrow Shepard and Robin Garfinkel and Robin W Whyatt and David 0. Evans},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={231-244}
}
The US EPA has phased-out residential use of two organophosphate pesticides commonly used to control cockroaches—retail sales of chlorpyrifos were scheduled to end on 12/31/01, and diazinon on 12/31/02. In light of recent findings highlighting the associations between pests, pesticides and health, we surveyed stores in low-income, minority neighborhoods in New York City to determine whether the phase-outs have been effective and to assess the availability of alternatives to spray pesticides. In… CONTINUE READING

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