Indian health and safety strikes again!
Indian news outlets reported that local farmers were being felled nearly as fast at the pests they were spraying the fields to eradicate. News 18 stated that "31 people were admitted to the Government Medical College's (GMC) hospital for treatment of pesticide poisoning in the last three weeks." Of those admitted 15 are still having ongoing treatment and four are critical. The farmers have been provided with safety kits, but clearly decide for themselves they would rather take the risk of exposure over heat exhaustion and discomfort. The challenge that headlines like these pose is giving ideas to terrorists that might want to use something that newspapers and local reports have identified as toxic.
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