Sources: Connecticut DEP Found Traces of Scourge in Crustaceans
LONG ISLAND — Some lobsters caught in the Long Island Sound have reportedly shown traces of a mosquito pesticide. According to Newsday, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection found traces of the chemical known as Scourge in three out of 10 lobsters. Scourge has been used extensively in Connecticut and on Long Island to prevent the spread of West Nile virus. A spokesperson for the Connecticut DEP said the level of pesticide does not pose a threat to humans who may consume those lobsters. However, restaurateurs and advocates at Saturday's Taste of Bellport street fair expressed concern over crustacean quality and potential effects to the environment.
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