Jeff Schiminsky on Awareness of Toxins in the Environment and Use of Sprays
Health and Health Care Forum
Host Roberta Hall speaks with Jeff Schiminsky, who developed the non-profit Toxic Awareness Body of Oregon as a way to educate people about the dangerous health effects of many chemicals in everyday use, and to publicly advocate for stricter guidelines on application of pesticides and herbicides.
We discuss these topics, the EPA's current work on guidelines on use of sprays in agriculture and forestry, and the history of health problems caused by these toxins.
Through April, people can read about and make comments to the EPA through the website: www.regulations.gov - To access the regulation, put "Consideration of Spray Drift in Pesticide Risk Assessment" in the search line at this site. Jeff can be reached at: Jeffs@peak.org.