What is the most dangerous pesticide that farmers use?



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    It is nearly impossible to sort through which is the “most” toxic, because that depends on too many factors including potency, scale of use, and method of application. One article I found says that
    “It is no wonder diazinon is responsible for so many bird kills in parks, people’s backyards and in and around treated farms. It is the most toxic pesticide registered for widespread use in these sensitive environments.”

    Diazinon is being phased out and this article is from 2000.

    The second article (from 2005) cites “aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex and toxaphene” as the most toxic pesticides in use.

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