Learn more about this herbicide and the roles that health professionals can take in changing our pesticides and chemicals policies.
November 19 – A Generation in Jeopardy: Ever stronger science on pesticide harm to children’s health
What is the role of pesticides in triggering the chronic health conditions that kids today are increasingly facing? Register for a free webinar series today.
Emerging science points to pesticides as a key contributor to childhood diseases and disorders, requiring swift action from policymakers. The report shines a light on the growing links between exposure to pesticides where children, live, learn and play and an array of impacts on the mind and body.
PSR-LA’s members and allies have advocated for years to prohibit the use of the cancer-causing strawberry pesticide methyl iodide, which state scientist reviewers have called, “one of the most toxic chemicals on earth”. This week, pesticide manufacturer Arysta LifeScience yielded to mounting pressure and pulled methyl iodide off the U.S. market.
Half of US grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables come from California fields, which all depend on the hard work of approximately 700,000 farmworkers. The state’s approach to pesticide use has critical implications for workers and their families, as well as the rest of nation that often relies on the example of policies adopted in California.