California lawmakers crack down on pesticide Telone

In California, a new law will limit prevent farmers from “banking” their use of the pesticide Telone and carrying over permits for its use from one year to the next, says The Los Angeles Times.

California watchdog sues Dow over cancer-causing pesticide

The Center of Environmental Health, a national watchdog group, has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical, because of the cancer risks related to its pesticide Telone, also known as 1,3-D. “Telone ... is a known carcinogen that pollutes dozens of rural areas throughout California; it is the third most heavily used pesticide in the state, and has been found to linger in the air for days after application," says a CEH press release.