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Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals

The Latest On: Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals

September 10, 2015 | 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.

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.

February 20, 2020 | Explainer

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

What PFAS are, why they’re harmful, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them.

February 11, 2020 | In the News: Bloomberg Environment

States Say EPA Chemicals Approach ‘Unlawful’ as Lawsuits Loom

Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, Attorney, Northeast Office, Earthjustice: “When EPA fails to consider drinking water, air, and soil exposures, it often falls to state, local, and tribal governments to deal with the resulting pollution and to incur the costs of EPA’s flawed risk evaluations. It is therefore unsurprising that those other units of government are pushing back, and if EPA continues to ignores them then these issues will ultimately be decided in court.”

February 10, 2020 | Press Release: Victory

New York’s Child Safe Products Act Passes into Law

The signing into law of the Child Safe Products Act closes a much-needed gap in regulation — manufacturers are now required to disclose the presence of chemicals of concern in children's products and a framework for banning harmful toxins from these products has been established