How may pesticides expert witnesses consult on pesticide contamination? These professionals may write reports and testify on insects, pesticide products, pesticide regulations, pesticide pollution, and more. This week, two pesticides have been linked to an increased risk of the medical condition endometriosis. Mirex and beta HCH have been banned in the US for many years but are still found in some dairy products and fish.
Mirex was developed to control fire ants. The chemical unfortunately becomes more concentrated and toxic as it travels up the food chain to humans. The pesticide beta HCH was used over 30 years ago but traces may still be found in the environment. Studies on humans show that exposure is linked to both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
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