Four Texas Children Killed by Exposure to a Toxic Chemical Reaction From a Pesticide

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The investigation into the poisoning of a family of 10 by lethal phosphine gas shifted almost completely Wednesday to figuring out the details of how a heavily regulated pesticide was obtained by the family’s father.

Four of Peter Balderas’ children appear to have died from exposure to gas produced by a chemical reaction after he sprayed a rodenticide known as Weevil-Cide with water.

The Regulatory Accountability Act would make it harder to regulate potentially lethal chemicals and pesticides like the ones in this tragic incident.

Read more at the Amarillo Globe-News.

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