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The Latest On: Pesticides

March 29, 2018 | Artículo

Chlorpyrifos Damaged My Son’s Brain for Life

The Trump administration may like questioning solid science, but those who have harvested crops in the fields are well aware that the pesticide chlorpyrifos is too toxic to be used on our fruits and vegetables.

March 28, 2018 | Video

Chlorpyrifos: Trump’s Pet Poison

Earthjustice, alongside many organizations, has for years pushed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide known to harm health, water and wildlife.

March 27, 2018 | Artículo

Esta semana, recuerda las manos que cosechan tu comida

Esta es la XIX Semana Nacional de Concienciación del Trabajador Agrícola. Durante esta semana, el país le rinde honor a los 2.5 millones de hombres y mujeres que trabajan la tierra, desde el amanecer hasta que se pone el sol.

March 12, 2018 | Letter

Senate Letter to EPA Administrator on Agricultural Worker Protection Rules

We write to express our alarm with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it seeks to open up for reconsideration two federal safeguards vital to the protection of the children, women and men that labor in agriculture and apply chemicals in agricultural, commercial and residential settings.  With the lives of children and families across the country at stake, we urge you to preserve the protections provided by the final Agricultural Worker Protection Standard rule (WPS) and Certification of Pesticide Applicators rule (CPA) (as published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2015 and January 4, 2017, respectively), and to resolve any clarifications needed by the regulated community via additional guidance on the rules.