Battle Over Pesticides Pits Health Concerns Of Residents, Workers Against Needs Of Farmers
The potential effects of chemicals are at the center of the health care debate. In other health news from around the state, an outbreak of chickenpox impacts football at San Diego State.
Capital Public Radio:
Battle Over Pesticide Pits Demand For Proof Against Precautions For Health
In the year 2000, because of growing health concerns based on evidence from animal studies, the Environmental Protection Agency eliminated the use of chlorpyrifos by homeowners. ... But this spring, before the ban could be finalized and implemented, Trump’s EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, decided to reject the former administration’s decision and halted the ban, calling for a return to “sound science.” (Budner, 8/14)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Aztecs Cancel Monday Night's Practice As Chickenpox Count Grows To Five Players
San Diego State postponed Monday night’s football practice amid a rash of chickenpox cases that has increased from three to five Aztecs players. SDSU head coach Rocky Long said the move was made as a precaution in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading even further. ...The SDSU weight room is shared by all the school’s sports teams, including in recent weeks the other fall sports of men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and women’s cross country. School officials said no chickenpox cases outside of the football team have been reported. (Kenney, 8/14)