Calif. pesticide opponents deploy Florida report

Tests found dangerous levels of the compound iodide in groundwater near where an agricultural pesticide had been applied that is pending approval in California, according to a report completed in Florida, where the pesticide is already in use. High levels of iodide, a component of broken down methyl iodide, can cause thyroid disease and could contribute to miscarriages, fetal death and developmental disabilities, said Susan E. Kegley, a scientist with the Pesticide Action Network.

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