New Rule Puts Limits on Pesticide Use Near Schools

New Rule Puts Limits on Pesticide Use Near Schools

First-ever statewide school buffer zone hailed as a step forward but more is needed, advocates caution Sacramento, CA – A new rule announced today designed to reduce acute exposure to hazardous agricultural pesticides for California schoolchildren and staff was...

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DPR blasted for weak mitigations on chlorpyrifos

DPR blasted for weak mitigations on chlorpyrifos

On October 3, 2017, officials at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued recommended Interim Mitigations for chlorpyrifos to the state’s County Agricultural Commissioners. The mitigations are intended to reduce exposure to chlorpyrifos while...

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OEHHA Mulls Prop. 65 Status for Chlorpyrifos

OEHHA Mulls Prop. 65 Status for Chlorpyrifos

The next opportunity for the state to deal decisively with the chlorpyrifos problem is just around the corner - CalEPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has scheduled a hearing in November to decide whether to add chlorpyrifos to the Prop. 65 list of...

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Californians for Pesticide Reform

"You can’t really see chlorpyrifos, but you can certainly smell it. It’s got a bad odor – like rotten eggs or skunk. But California’s policy to allow chlorpyrifos use in the fields smells far worse. It smells of hate and racism." Yanely Martinez, Greenfield City Council MemberWe need to be the voice for our most vulnerable. Don't we all want the best for our kids the future leaders if tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

You can’t really see chlorpyrifos, but you can certainly smell it. It’s got a bad odor – like rotten eggs or skunk. But California’s policy to allow chlorpyrifos use in the fields smells far worse. It smells of hate and racism. Yanely Martinez, Greenfield City Council Member
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