Pesticide Protection for Children

Case Overview

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.

A girl walks through a farmfield.
EPA has failed to protect children from pesticides when they drift from treated fields into nearby yards, homes, schools, parks and daycare centers. (Rob Marmion / Shutterstock)

Case Updates

May 29, 2014 Document

Pesticide Drift Petition for Review

May 29, 2014 Document

Pesticide Drift Written Objections

A girl walks through a farmfield.
May 29, 2014 Press Release

Groups Challenge EPA Failure to Protect Children from Pesticides

After five years, EPA takes no additional action to protect children from pesticide spray drift