When do you know if you have been exposed to farm chemicals? A recent Iowa news article highlighted a group of youth that were in a field detasseling corn and could smell the chemicals being applied in the field next to them by a crop duster. After the group stopped working and refused to continue, fearing harmful exposure, they were sent home for the season.
So were they exposed to harmful chemicals? If you can smell the chemicals in the air does that mean you are being exposed and can experience symptoms? Farm Safety For Just Kids has always stood by the fact that children should be indoors and away from any kind of chemical application, to remove the possibility of being exposed.
After reading the Iowa article, what do you think? Were the youth involved right to fear possible contamination or were they ok to continue working because the crop duster knows his regulations and restrictions? Let us know by commenting below!