Paul Garvey: Worry more about old spraying in DDT days
To the editor:
Congratulations to the mayor for moving forward with the athletic fields in Florence, which will be safe for the environment and the children who will use those fields in the future.
The real concern is not the use of Roundup, which dissipates quickly. I wonder about the effects on the crops from the use of DDT for years on those fields. Many of us as teens in Florence in the 1950s worked in those fields and witnessed the use of chemicals which are most likely banned today.
We experienced being sprayed along with the tobacco by airplanes flying just over our heads. The fear created recently is unjustified because that is not the problem, the past should be the concern for the crops.