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The Latest On: Pesticides

August 3, 2021 | Report

Poisoned Foods, Poisoned Brains: Mapping dangerous pesticides in the foods we eat

Earthjustice released a new report focusing on the wide-spread use of chlorpyrifos in the United States and how the country is exposed to this pesticide through drinking water, food, and air. This report documents the location and amount of chlorpyrifos usage in the United States, as well as the dangerous health effects associated with exposure.

June 30, 2021 | In the News: The Intercept

The Department of Yes: How Pesticide Companies Corrupted the EPA and Poisoned America

Patti Goldman, Managing Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “If EPA finds risk, it will look at benefits to growers. ... You get to the end, and EPA says the company is willing to use a little less, or use it a little less often, or they’ll put a little bit of a buffer around schools, or require some protective clothing, and then they’ll just say we find the risk is less than the benefits. It’s unprincipled.”

April 29, 2021 | Legal Document

Chlorpyrifos 9th Circuit Ruling (April 2021)

After years of fighting for the health and safety of children and farmworkers, today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos from food.

April 26, 2021 | Case

Pesticide Protection for Farmworkers

For decades, Earthjustice has fought alongside our clients and partners for stronger protections for agricultural workers from pesticide poisoning and to ban the most dangerous pesticides still in use in agriculture today.

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