Neighbors question Yale’s use of pesticides

Sep 27th, 2014 | By | Category: General

After a long battle with Yale’s administration, some New Haven residents are still questioning the University’s use of pesticides, which they said have infiltrated surrounding neighborhoods.

Laura Cahn, who lives on Cleveland Avenue bordering Yale’s athletic fields, has been leading efforts against the University’s pesticide use for several years. Cahn said that in the past Yale has sprayed athletic fields, residential college sidewalks, city sidewalks and tree beds with pesticides. This year she noticed pesticides were being sprayed on either side of Central Avenue and that the workers were not wearing any protective gear. Cahn and other neighbors are concerned that these chemicals are jeopardizing local water and posing public health threats to neighbors, workers and students.

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