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Pesticide Protection for Children

Case Number # 5668, 2384

The 1996 Food Quality and Protection Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to take special steps to protect children -- including the children of farmworkers -- from agricultural chemicals. The agency has failed to do so. Earthjustice is in court to make EPA do its job.

Press Releases

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
After five years, EPA’s only response is that it will make no change to existing practices and plans
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Public interest groups urge immediate pesticide protections in areas where children live, learn and play
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Reforms outdated law that leaves Americans vulnerable to toxic chemicals
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sign on to petition for long term protections, immediate no-spray buffer zones where kids live, learn, play
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Petition to EPA includes immediate no-spray buffer zones around homes, schools, day care centers for most toxic pesticides
Monday, July 28, 2008
Coalition sues EPA for failing to protect farmworkers, children, and wildlife
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Endosulfan already banned in the European Union and 20 nations including Cambodia, the Philippines, and Tonga
Monday, September 15, 2003
Groups Charge EPA is Violating Federal Law