Sign onto EPA petition to ban pesticide that harms children’s brains

From the United Farm Workers: Home use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was banned over a decade ago because science showed it harms to children’s developing brains and nervous systems – including reduced IQ and increased risk of autism. Yet use in agricultural fields across the country continues. The science is now even stronger. Recent studies show the same risks. Yet the […]

Tell EPA Safer Fields & Safer Families Matter

A Message from the Pesticide Action Network: Speak up for farmworkers Let’s make sure EPA implements better rules to protect farmworkers in the field.Submitt your comment before August 18.   Will you take a few minutes to tell EPA directly why this issue matters to you?  Put it in your words » It’s important for policymakers […]

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NFWM Allies Challenge EPA’s Failure to Protect Children from Pesticides

A Message from Farmworker Justice: Environmental, health, and farmworker advocacy groups filed an Administrative Objection and a court appeal this week, challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) refusal to quickly correct errors in pesticide registrations and its refusal to immediately implement protective measures to safeguard children from exposure to dangerous pesticides that drift from fields during and after application. […]

EPA Offers Revisions to Worker Protection Standard

Press Release EPA Offers Revisions to Worker Protection Standard  Last week, the EPA proposed new changes for the Worker Protection Standard to address a myriad of pesticide safety concerns.  These proposed changes, the first of their kind in more than twenty years, are an “exciting step forward for farm workers and the agricultural community,” said […]

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Protecting Farm Workers from Harmful Pesticides

A message from the Pesticide Action Network of North America: “Scientists tell us that pesticides can harm our health, even at the very low levels found on conventional fruits and vegetables. Yet the two million farmworkers who plant, tend and harvest the country’s produce often face much higher levels of exposure in fields and orchards. […]

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