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Pesticide Protection for Farmworkers

Farmworkers pick strawberries in Wayne County, NY.

Farmworkers pick strawberries in Wayne County, NY.

Photo Courtesy Of Alina Diaz / Alianza Nacional De Campesinas

Case Overview

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing the continued use of azinphos-methyl and phosmet, two highly dangerous agricultural chemicals that attack human nervous systems and can cause death. Earthjustice represents farmworkers and others to halt the use of the chemicals. In April 2005, the United States Supreme Court upheld the right of people to sue pesticide maufacturers to compensate for injuries caused by toxic pesticides. Earthjustice Managing Attorney Patti Goldman was the chief author of the friend of the court brief.

Case Updates

February 10, 2016 | Feature

De La Granja A La Mesa

Juan Fernando Rodriguez Tellez viajó a Hill a convencer a los reguladores de la EPA para que protejan a los trabajadores agrícolas de los pesticidas. Esta es su historia.

February 10, 2016 | Feature

From Farm to Table

Juan Fernando Rodriguez Tellez came to Capitol Hill to persuade EPA regulators to protect farmworkers from pesticides. This is his story.

October 15, 2015 | Feature

Cosechando el Cambio

La abundancia de frutas y vegetales frescos del verano se suma al logro hacia un sistema alimenticio más justo, luego de una década de espera.

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