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Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals

The Latest On: Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals

December 5, 2014 | Feature

Pesticide Exposure in Muck Fields & Ferneries in Florida

No one else in this country faces a more poisonous, unregulated workplace than the agricultural worker. These stories of agricultural workers in Florida demonstrate the need for stronger protections.

October 9, 2014 | Feature

The Toxic Secret of California’s Salad Bowl

The farmworkers who help bring fresh fruit and produce to your table aren’t protected by the safety standards most workers in the U.S. enjoy. The farmworkers’ reality is often a nightmare of back-breaking work and repeated exposure to toxic chemicals.

October 1, 2014 | Feature

Everyone has the Right to a Healthy Environment

In a teleconference, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities Lisa Garcia discusses how Earthjustice is fighting to protect families and communities from issues they confront on a daily basis.

August 25, 2014 | Feature

Firefighters Turn Up The Heat On Flame Retardants

Flame retardants are among more than 80,000 chemicals on the market that have not been adequately tested for health and safety. They have received increased scrutiny for their potential health impacts on firefighters, as well as on the general public.

May 7, 2014 | Feature

The Perfect Crime: What's Killing All the Bees?

Honey bee colonies have experienced widespread die-offs. Many beekeepers believe a class of pesticides are weakening their bees. Mega-corporations are making a killing off their pesticides—but are they also getting away with murder? View the photo essay.

May 2, 2014 | Feature

Infographic: Bees' Toxic Problem

Nearly one-third of all honeybees in the United States have perished in just a few years—and honeybees pollinate one-third of all the food we eat. This infographic is a closer look at a major cause of widespread bee die-offs, what it means to us, and how we can help the bees.

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.

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