Pesticid “Checkmate”

Apple Moth Pesticide Tests May Not Go Far Enough
Anna Werner

(CBS 5)

* Moth Spraying Opponents Take Message To Shriver (4/30/2008)
* Judge, Schwarzenegger Stop Apple Moth Spraying (4/25/2008)
* Judge Halts Moth Spraying; Schwarzenegger Agrees (4/25/2008)
* 2nd Sonoma County Apple Moth Triggers Quarantine (4/24/2008)
* CBS 5 Investigates: Is Apple Moth Really A Risk? (4/16/2008)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said this summer’s spraying for the light brown apple moth won’t begin until tests on the pesticide’s health effects are conducted. But CBS 5 Investigates has learned that plan may not go far enough.

The governor announced the state would have the contractor perform what he called a “six-pack” of tests on a pesticide called Checkmate. But the state wants testing completed before spraying in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties is scheduled to begin in August. Tests to determine long-term health effects of the pesticide take much longer.

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