Originally Posted by Sea Ray
What are you basing that on? The article clearly stated there was no danger to humans:
There is no longer immediate danger to humans from the tebuthiuron that has soaked into the soil-in other words, walking past Toomers corner isn't likely to kill you because there isn't a great chance you'll get enough of it on you or worse, into you to cause severe issues.
There is a problem if it leeches into the water supply and people start ingesting it.....
Raise your hand if you want tebuthiuron dust in your eyes or tebuthiuron in your drinking water....
Who knows how many people he exposed when he initially poured that concentrated stuff on the ground? It could be literally thousands. And since Toomer's corner is a local landmark/photo op, it could have exposed countless children as well.
Dow claims that tebuthiuron doesn't cause cancer in laboratory tests but it's clear by their warning label, you dont want to touch it, breathe it, or ingest it. Also, it's very likely no one has a clue what exposure to tebuthiuron would do to developing fetuses or children for that matter.
"Al" was motivated by fandom and his target was a sports symbol but the potential harm his actions could cause go a lot deeper than those viewing this through a sports/fandom prism might appreciate.
This guy created a small scale environmental disaster that may result in roughly a city block being dug up.