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It always makes me chuckle when you watch all the US guys on YouTube with no gloves or anything on. Was it millennial farmer on one of the videos said as it’s an insecticide I will put the gloves on, or Mike Mitchell with his hands in that Edge chemical they spread.
 
It always makes me chuckle when you watch all the US guys on YouTube with no gloves or anything on. Was it millennial farmer on one of the videos said as it’s an insecticide I will put the gloves on, or Mike Mitchell with his hands in that Edge chemical they spread.

Insanity. As I said you are at the greatest risk when handling the concentrate and gloves are only the last line of defence against a splash. The trouble is that I doubt many of the ingredients in a typical agrochemical are that nasty but some do have known health effects from exposure, one example I can think of was the suspected association between aniline dyes (PDM) and bladder cancer but I don't think it was ever clearly established.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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