People using weedkiller are being urged to be responsible, after an exceedance of the pesticide glyphosate was detected in the public drinking water supply in Newport.

While the HSE says the levels do not represent a threat to public health, it's imperative that those using pesticides are mindful of best practice when spraying their lands.

Glyphosate is a herbicide used mainly for controlling annual broadleaf weeds and grasses and is found in a number of weed killers.

Irish Water is appealing to farmers and to those using pesticides to carefully follow the guidelines when applying these chemicals to their lands.

 

 

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