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Why should I be concerned?

Pesticides are showing up where they’re not wanted — in our drinking water. If pesticides are not handled and stored correctly around the farm, they can seep through the ground after a leak or spill, or enter a well directly during mixing and loading.

Pesticides play an important role in agriculture. They have increased farm production and enabled farmers to manage more acres with less labor.