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April 16, 2015 | Blog Post

Coalition Seeks Ban on Flame Retardants

Health, firefighter, consumer and science groups are calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban certain consumer products if they contain any organohalogen flame retardants—a class of chemicals that counts dioxins and the pesticide DDT among its ranks.

April 2, 2015 | Blog Post

Strengthen Protections for Those Who Help Grow Our Food

We live in one of the richest nations on earth, but nearly 3 million agricultural workers who cultivate and harvest our food lack the basic protections they need to keep themselves and their families safe from harmful pesticides.

March 31, 2015 | Blog Post

Today is Cesar Chavez Day

Today we are honoring Cesar Chavez, an American farmworker, civil rights activist and labor leader that co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) with Dolores Huerta.

March 30, 2015 | Blog Post

EPA Fails Farmworkers, Again

As Farmworker Awareness Week draws to a close, the EPA has once again shuffled its papers and announced that it will do next to nothing to further protect farmworkers and their families from chlorpyrifos, a dangerous neurotoxic pesticide.

March 24, 2015 | Blog Post

Testifying to Stop the Salish Sea Pipeline

The proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion threatens the way of life on the Salish Sea, and this First Nations testimony exemplifies why it should be stopped.

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