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Pesticide Protection for Farmworkers


Case Number # 5671

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.

Press Releases

Monday, April 7, 2008
The pesticides poison farmworkers and drift onto rural schoolyards and homes
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Pesticide poisons farm workers, drifts onto rural schoolyards and homes
Monday, February 5, 2007
Current six year phase-out for worst is likely to poison farmworkers
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Decision leaves pesticide on the market for 6 more years
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
EPA allows continued use despite unacceptable risks to workers
Friday, September 20, 2002
Use of dangerous pesticide on food crops will be reduced.