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Protecting People From Pesticides

The Latest On: Protecting People From Pesticides

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.

March 4, 2021 | Legal Document

Chlorpyrifos Technical Comments (March 2021)

Earthjustice, on behalf of farmworker, public health, and environmental organizations, submitted comments in response to EPA's proposed interim registration review decision for chlorpyrifos and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decision, revised draft human health risk assessment and ecological risk assessment for chlorpyrifos. EPA is conducting its registration review of chlorpyrifos pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that requires that the registrations of pesticides are to be reviewed every 15 years.

July 18, 2019 | Legal Document

EPA Chlorpyrifos Decision

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos can still be used on food, although mainstream science says this pesticide is unsafe for children and farmworkers. This decision meets the deadline ordered by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for the EPA to make a final decision on a petition to ban chlorpyrifos on food.