Detasselers Okay After Being Exposed to Chemicals From Crop Duster
STORY COUNTY, Iowa -- A group of between 15-25 detasselers were exposed to chemicals while in a field on Friday morning when they were inadvertently sprayed by a crop duster. "An aerial applicator was conducting operations in the vicinity. The product came in contact with some of the workers. The two ingredients that came in contact were an insecticide and a fungicide," said Story County EMS Chief Tony Collins.
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