Monthly Archives: January 2014

Acute Illnesses Associated With Pesticide Exposure at Schools

JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association Context Pesticides continue to be used on school property, and some schools are at risk of pesticide drift exposure from neighboring farms, which leads to pesticide exposure among students and school employees. However, information on the magnitude of illnesses and risk factors associated with these pesticide exposures is (continued)
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JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association

Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina

Pesticide Protection Zones: Keeping Kids Safe at School

Pesticide Watch Education FundSchool Protection Zones Executive Summary More than 150 million pounds of agricultural pesticides are used every year in California. As chemicals that are designed to kill or damage living things, pesticides pose a variety of health hazards. Almost 20 percent of the agricultural pesticides used in California are known to cause cancer, (continued)
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Pesticide Watch Education Fund

Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina

Pesticides in the Air – Kids at Risk : Petition to EPA to Protect Children From Pesticide Drift

Farmworker Justice Submitted on behalf of United Farmworkers, PesticideAction Network of North America, Physicians for Social Responsibility, MomsRising, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, Sea Mar Community Health Center, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, and Farm Labor Organizing Committee THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS FAILED TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM PESTICIDE DRIFT AND MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE (continued)
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Farmworker Justice

Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina

Fundraising Letter

TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AND THE ENVIRONMENT When the parents of 700 children discovered that a large-scale Paul Hobbs Winery vineyard was planned for a site just feet away from the five schools their children attend, they decided to take a stand to protect the children from exposure to pesticides that could drift onto the (continued)
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Posted on January 23, 2014 By manishie

Vineyard CEQA suit looms large

North Bay Business Journal By Dan Verel Business Journal Staff Reporter   A lawsuit filed in late 2013 claims the 48-acre expansion at Paul Hobbs Winery near Sebastopol should fall under the purview of the California Environmental Quality Act. (courtesy of Paul Hobbs Winery) A group is hoping to slow a vineyard expansion project at (continued)
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North Bay Business Journal

Posted on January 13, 2014 By Mina