Pes­ti­cide al­lergy re­mains

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.”

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