Bed-Stuy Faces 'Environmental Racism' In Pesticide Use: Report

Bed-Stuy is one of several black and brown communities advocates and public officials fear face disproportionate exposure to a dangerous weed killer.

More than 20 Bed-Stuy locations are sprayed with possibly cancerous chemicals at the heart of the Black Institute’s “Poison Parks” report on environmental racism, according to testimony given at a City Council hearing Wednesday. …

New ‘Poison Parks’ report claims ‘environmental racism’ against New York City communities of color more likely to be exposed to pesticide.

New York City council members are weighing a ban on glyphosate, a herbicide some fear can cause cancer. ( Mihajlo Maricic/Getty) BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN — Bed-Stuy is one […]


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