Last week, we noticed this interesting article from RTE about an appeal to reduce pesticide use to protect Irish water supplies.

Here’s a summary of the article:

  1. Pesticide Contamination: Monitoring has revealed pesticide residues in Ireland’s drinking water sources, causing concern over water safety and quality.
  2. Health Risks: The presence of pesticides in drinking water poses potential health risks, including long-term effects from cumulative exposure.
  3. Preventive Measures: The government and environmental agencies are taking steps to mitigate contamination, emphasizing the responsible use of pesticides in agriculture and horticulture.
  4. Alternative Approaches: The article suggests exploring non-chemical weed control methods to protect water sources and reduce reliance on harmful pesticides.

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