pesticides

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Need to report pesticide exposure? There’s an app for that.

Published: 
Tue, 07/09/2019 - 5:58pm

There is now a smartphone and tablet app for tracking and reporting pesticide exposure quickly to state authorities.

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Dozens of farm workers exposed to pesticides in South Valley. 3 sent to the hospital

Published: 
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 4:09pm

Nearly 60 farm workers were exposed to chemicals Tuesday morning as they worked on a vineyard west of Dinuba.

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EPA backs down from plan that could have allowed youth farmworkers to handle pesticides

Published: 
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 9:53am

The Environmental Protection Agency has abandoned plans to roll back a set of protections for farmworkers, including a proposal to ease Obama-era regulations requiring anyone working with dangerous pesticides to be at least 18 years old.

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Trump administration defends nerve agent pesticide found harmful to children

Published: 
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 1:51pm

The Trump administration appears ready to go to the mat for chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide that has been linked to developmental disorders in children whose mothers were exposed to it during pregnancy.

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Bees are at risk from common crop pesticides, California study finds

Published: 
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:47pm

California farmers could face more restrictions on how they combat crop-eating insects after a state report concluded that one class of pesticide poses a significant risk to bees that pollinate almonds and other crops.