PSR-LA is a co-sponsor of AB 1963 (Nava), The Farmworker Health Act, which would provide a much needed fix to the 1974 Cholinesterase Medical Supervision Program. The program is supposed to monitor and protect farmworkers from pesticide poisoning but does NOT currently work.
Methyl iodide is so dangerous that it is used to create cancer in laboratories and over 50 scientists across the country – 5 of them Nobel Laureates – sent a letter to the EPA expressing astonishment that the agency was “working to legalize broadcast releases of one of the more toxic chemicals used in manufacturing into the environment.”
Methyl Iodide would seriously threaten the health of farmworkers and rural communities, and could contaminate California’s groundwater. The agrochemical industry is pushing hard to use methyl iodide. Make sure your voice is heard!
Recently, there has been quite a bit of media attention given to the resurgence of bed-bugs in southern California and across the U.S. These ...