Pesticides

A supervisor takes a break from hoeing a cabbage field with Mexican farm workers on September 27, 2016, in Holtville, California.

Federal Appeals Court Rules EPA Does Not Have to Ban Harmful Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos can cause neurodevelopmental damage in children and is used on staple crops like apples and broccoli. 

A supervisor takes a break from hoeing a cabbage field with Mexican farm workers on September 27, 2016, in Holtville, California.

Pruitt Shoots Down Pesticide Ban in First Major Move as EPA Head

There could be serious health consequences for farmworkers, children and surrounding communities in danger of drinking water sources polluted with chlorpyrifos.

A school bus passes along a farm canal March 12, 2009, near El Centro, California.

California Proposal Set to Protect Latinx Schoolchildren From Nearby Pesticides

The public has until November 17 to submit comments. The rule would go into effect in October 2017. 

A farm worker labors in a field southeast of Bakersfield, California, one of the nation's most important agricultural and oil producing areas. Mass food production has brought heavy use of pesticides that have sickened area workers and residents.

Latinx Farmworkers and Health Groups File Petition for EPA to Ban Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos is typically not allowed for home use—so why is it OK on farms?

Wal-Mart Smacked With $110 Million in Fines for Environmental Crimes

Wal-Mart illegally disposed of hazardous liquids and pesticides, now they’re paying up.