Environmental Health

"Salinas, California: The Salad Bowl of Pesticides"

Alarm bells are being set off by a new study of the families of California farm workers exposed to pesticides. It finds much higher levels of pervasive developmental disorder among children of mothers exposed to higher levels of neurotoxicant organophosphate pesticides.

Source: AOLNews, 12/23/2010

"Appeals Court: Organic Farm Can Seek Damages From Pesticide Company"

A California state appeals court ruled that an organic farmer can seek damages from a pesticide company whose product was applied to neighboring fields and contaminated the organic farmer's fields by volatilization rather than spray drift.

Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, 12/23/2010

"EPA Develops Neurotoxicants List, New Testing"

"As the rates of learning disabilities, autism and related conditions rise, the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to release a roster of the pollutants likely to contribute to these or other disorders, American University’s Investigative Reporting Workshop has learned."

February 15, 2018 to February 19, 2018

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