It is an area of large vegetable producing farms in California. I cannot
find the specific reference at the moment (may have deleted it), but I seem
to recall it was in the Sacramento Valley area. These cases were not
limited to farm workers. It extended to children and adults from small
towns who had no connection to agriculture except for the fact of their
residence in close proximity to it.
>I have never seen this phenomenon, or heard of it. I will try it
>tonight. I have a daughter who breaks out from various liquid soaps and
>lotions, she might be a good test case. Could you send more information
The percentage of the total population who are becoming allergic to low
doses of pesticides has been on the rise for years. In at least one report
I saw, it was characterized as approaching an epidemic rate by a doctor
specializing in the treatment of these types of allergies. Cases of
non-allergic illnesses traced back to pesticide exposure are also on the
rise. Possibly this is a result of better detective work on the part of
health professionals in identifying the causes of many of these illnesses.
I could do a quick search and post a number of examples, but most readers
on Sanet have probably seen them already.
--Dan in Sunny Puerto Rico--
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