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Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos

Chlorpyrifos is a neurotoxic organophosphate (OP) insecticide used in the production of fruits and vegetables throughout the U.S. Because of research showing direct impacts on children’s health, chlorpyrifos was banned for indoor home use in 2001. However, the U.S....

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Chlorpyrifos Factsheet

Chlorpyrifos is a potent neurotoxin, widely used in California agriculture. After US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in March 2017 defied his own scientists and refused to ban chlorpyrifos, pressure is mounting on California  to exercise leadership on the issue....

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Kids on the Frontline

Kids on the Frontline reflects a rigorous assessment of dozens of independent studies documenting links between pesticide exposure and children’s health harms. It builds on our extensive 2012 report, A Generation in Jeopardy. The science linking agricultural...

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Failing Health: Pesticide Use in California Schools

Failing Health is a survey of pesticide use in many California school districts showing that highly toxic pesticides are used in schools and that parents, policy makers and the public are kept from getting basic information about pesticide use in schools. The report...

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Healthy Schools Pesticide Action Kit

This kit has resources to help you get hazardous pesticides out of your schools. It provides information for parents to take full advantage of the Healthy Schools Act of 2000, ideas on how to organize community interest in least-toxic Integrated Pest Management (IPM)...

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Poisoning the Air: Airborne Pesticides in California

Poisoning the Air outlines the problems of airborne pesticides at the agricultural-urban frontier and in urban structural fumigations, discusses health effects of airborne pesticides and reveals how government agencies have failed to implement laws to protect the...

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