Study links pesticides and skin cancer
Sun exposure has long been thought to be the primary cause of melanoma and remains the leading factor. But the study found that, among agricultural workers, repeated long-term exposure to six chemicals doubled the risk of forming the deadly skin cancer.
At least one of the chemicals is used in a popular pesticide used by consumers in gardens.
-- Geoff Mohan
Photo: Agricultural workers in Ventura County fields. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times