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  2/26/2014, Adar 26, 5774

Health Ministry Vows to Investigate Pesticide Deaths

Minister of Health Yael German (Yesh Atid) vowed to investigate the deaths of two young children who were exposed to a large amount of pesticide left by an exterminator in a private home several weeks ago. Her comments were in response to a query by Member of Knesset Uri Maklev (United Torah Judaism) who has been urging stricter regulation of poisons. Minister German said that the Ministry of Health is exploring all avenues, adding that a police investigation was opened against the exterminator.