Cot­ton shirts heav­ily sprayed

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

Need a new crisp, clean, light­weight cot­ton shirt? The trail be­hind it is any­thing but clean. It comes with a half-pound of pes­ti­cides, ac­cord­ing to Gil­lian Dea­con’s Green For Life. Cot­ton is the world’s most heav­ily sprayed crop, and at least half of those pes­ti­cides are clas­si­fied as known or pos­si­ble car­cino­gens. Choose cer­ti­fied or­ganic cot­ton in­stead.

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