Pesticide allergy remains
DREW Forsyth always knows when someone has been spraying cattle with a certain type of pesticide: his tongue will swell up.
“If someone walks in and they only have a speck of it on them, it will happen,” he said.
Ever since spraying cattle for flies many years ago Mr Forsyth said he had been sensitive to the chemical.
“The stock inspector used to say every fly must be dead and fallen off the cattle,” he said.
“So I would run around with a knapsack on my back and it would be sloshing all over me.
“One time, two weeks after spraying, I noticed I smelt a bit funny and the chemical was coming out the pores on my wrist.”