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Study finds smelling flowers hazardous


By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 08:43:00 02/14/2011

Filed Under: Health


MANILA, Philippines—Don’t eat the flowers. But is it safe to smell them?

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, which triggers a huge demand for flowers, an international food organization issued a warning on the toll pesticides used in the flower growing takes on flower workers.

FIAN, an international human rights organization that has been for the right to food for more than 20 years and which has a network in the Philippines, disclosed the results of a study that showed the adverse health impact of pesticides in Ugandan flower production for the European market.

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