Who is exposed to more pesticides, rural or urban dwellers?

Who has higher levels of pesticide exposure, New Yorkers or rural dwellers near commercial farms?

The answer might surprise you: for at least two classes of pesticide, New Yorkers are actually more exposed, despite the fact that we associate pesticide use with the application of such chemicals to crops to protect them from destruction during growing and harvest season. Research on the subject has significant implications for pest management and environmental health.

Where are all these pesticides in New York coming from, and what can we do about it?

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