(Annapolis, MD) WNAV — A House Committee and the Government Operations committee will hear from scientists, advocates and other environmental experts as they give testimony on the use of PFAS in common pesticides Wednesday afternoon.
Advocates for a pesticide ban say that using the mosquito control sprays with PFAS may prove a health risk and that PFAS have been linked to certain forms of cancer. If approved, the bill would require EPA-approved lab testing for mosquito control products that are considered for annual registration to sell and use in Maryland.
Officials say that over 2,100 communities in 16 counties participate in the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA)’s Mosquito Control Program and are sprayed — sometimes weekly —throughout the summer and early fall.
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