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The Latest On: 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.

August 15, 2018 | Legal Document

Comment letter to EPA in Opposition to Proposed Regulations on “Transparency” in Regulatory Science

Comment letter to Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler & Office of the Science Advisor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in opposition of the Proposed Rule, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” 83 Fed. Reg. 18,768 because of its clear intent and impact to weaken, or prevent the necessary strengthening of, vital public health safeguards.

August 9, 2018 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Court Slams EPA Failure To Protect Children And Farmworkers From Toxic Pesticide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must ban a widely used organophosphate pesticide linked to brain damage in children, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The appellate court ordered EPA to finalize its proposed ban on chlorpyrifos based on undisputed findings that the pesticide is unsafe for public health, and particularly harmful to children and farmworkers.

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