Professor Malloy Quoted on UCLA Pesticide Report in EHS Today

February 24, 2016—Professor Timothy Malloy was quoted in EHS Today’s review of the UCLA study which found that the state agency responsible for protecting Californians from the dangers of pesticides is failing to assess the health risks likely posed by pesticide mixtures, which may be more harmful than individual pesticides.

“People are exposed throughout their lifetimes to mixtures of chemicals and other agents, including pesticides,” said Professor Malloy. “Increasingly, research shows that pesticide mixtures can interact to cause larger-than-anticipated impacts on public health. Farm workers and local residents are especially at risk, given that they may be exposed to two or more pesticides simultaneously or in sequence.”