Asian Carp Dilemma

Check out yesterday’s Tribune piece, “State waging chemical war on Asian carp tonight.” In a last-ditch effort to prevent the fish from gaining access to the Great Lakes, Illinois Department of Natural Resources is using the pesticide rotenone.

(Tribune photo by William DeShazer / December 3, 2009)

A not-too-well-known factoid – a 2003 study conduced by the National Institute of Health concluded the following:

Chronic exposure to rotenone, a common herbicide, reproduces features of Parkinsonism in rats.


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