Posted on April 30, 2014 By manishie

Report: Thousands of Kids Go to School Near Heavy Pesticide Use

The California Report

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Central Valley farmworkers and environmentalists stand near a school in West Fresno, which Cal EPA recently classified as one of the state’s most toxic hotspots.

A new report shows tens of thousands of students in California attend schools very close to farms where heavy amounts of pesticides are used. Pesticide reform groups have criticized the timing of the study, which was released late last week after a pesticide safety bill failed in a California Senate committee.

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