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feature January 10, 2013

What You Don't Know Can Kill You

What’s colorless and may cause cancer? The chemical industry doesn’t want you to know the answer is styrene—but Earthjustice is taking them on to reveal the truth.

Article December 7, 2012

Friday Finds: Fido’s Chemical Body Burden

Your favorite four-legged companion may get a dose of toxic chemicals the next time you throw him/her a chew toy. That’s the conclusion of an as-yet unpublished study, which found that dogs that chew on plastic toys may be exposed to hormone-altering chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates. The new study, conducted at Texas…

Press Release: Victory November 21, 2012

Maker of Cancer-Causing Methyl Iodide Pulls Federal Registration

In 2010, Earthjustice pushed the EPA to ban methyl iodide. Finally, after two years of litigation and intense public pressure, the manufacturer pulled its cancer-causing fumigant off the market.

Methyl iodide is a highly toxic pesticide and known carcinogen that’s used primarily in strawberry fields.
Article April 13, 2012

Farmworkers Savor Sweet Taste of Victory

In March of 2012, the maker of methyl iodide took the chemical off the market, less than a year after Earthjustice sued to protect strawberry field workers from the deadly pesticide. This means that those who labor on our behalf can themselves enjoy the fruits of their labor without fear of crippling or even fatal results.

Press Release March 21, 2012

Cancer-Causing Methyl Iodide Pulled

Manufacturer pulls fumigant pesticide off U.S. market, California officials urged to support safe transitions for strawberry farmers

Article March 21, 2012

Big Victory For Strawberry Lovers

Earthjustice lawsuit pressures agro-chemical company to pull the plug on toxic fumigant methyl iodide

Article February 17, 2012

Friday Finds: Colleges Pull All-Nighter On Bottle Ban

College students crush plastic water bottles, industry wines As banning bottled water becomes the cause du jour amongst college students, the bottled water industry is crying over spilled water, reports NPR. Everywhere from San Francisco to national parks like the Grand Canyon, cities and community members are considering banning plastic water bottles, which contribute to landfill…

Article February 16, 2012

Monterey County Says No To Methyl Iodide

California counties ban methyl iodide as the state awaits court’s decision

Press Release August 25, 2011

"Smoking Gun" Documents Show Science Ignored in Approval of Cancer-Causing Strawberry Pesticide

Documents from court case detail political interference in decision to approve chemical

Article August 25, 2011

California Ignores Its Own Scientists on Dangerous Pesticide

Internal documents reveal toxic secrets behind approval of methyl iodide

Press Release March 22, 2011

As Embattled CA Pesticide Chief Steps Down, Feds Consider Petition to Ban Cancer-Causing Pesticide

Public comment sought on Bush-era approval of controversial strawberry pesticide

Methyl iodide is a highly toxic pesticide and known carcinogen that’s used primarily in strawberry fields.
case: Victory January 12, 2011

Challenging Methyl Iodide’s Approval

Earthjustice worked at both the state and federal level to force methyl iodide, a highly toxic chemical, off the market. On the federal side, Earthjustice assisted a broad coalition of organizations, including Pesticide Action Network of North America, Californians for Pesticide Reform, and Pesticide Watch, in petitioning EPA to cancel its registrations of methyl iodide.…

Press Release January 5, 2011

Coalition Sues California Over Approval of Cancer-Causing Strawberry Pesticide

52,000 comments submitted urging Governor Brown to reverse decision

document December 31, 2010

MeI Final Petition

Article July 22, 2010

Today, We Sue to Ban Highly Toxic Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos is in same chemical family as Nazi nerve agents

Press Release April 30, 2010

California Proposal Would Approve Carcinogenic Pesticide For Use in State

Move comes just months after state-commissioned study warned of public health risks

Press Release April 1, 2010

On Cesar Chavez Day, Farmworker & Health Advocates Petition U.S. EPA to Cancel Carcinogenic Pesticide

California’s thorough scientific evaluation presents strong case for reconsidering Bush-era approval of highly toxic pesticide