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How Heat Kills Farmworkers
Health & Wellness  (tags: farmers, farm workers, crops, harvesting, heat, weather )

- 664 days ago -
Extreme temperatures can be dangerous for the people who work outside. If farmworkers don't drink enough water, are unable to take breaks in the shade, or simply aren't acclimatized to working at such high temperatures, they can suffer heat stroke.
Gerawan Violated the Law By Failing to Warn Workers of Pesticides ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gerawan, pesticides, farm workers, labor violations, business, corruption, health )

- 1671 days ago -
After 15 months, the long awaited Investigative Report concludes that Gerawan violated the law (3 CCR § 6118), by failing to notify or warn the workers that the field had been sprayed with toxic pesticides.
Support Safer Food, From Field to Fork ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: farm workers, health, family, nutrition, prevention, farmers markets, food, business, ethics, pesticides )

- 2192 days ago -
Thirteen years of delay is just too long. The Worker Protection Standards designed to protect farmworkers from dangerous pesticides have languished in "internal review" since 2000, while farmworkers and their families continue to experience harm.
Take Action Now on Food Safety Modernization Act Regulations! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: farm workers, health, family, nutrition, prevention, American Indians, indigenous rights, food, business, ethics, government )

- 2200 days ago -
The "Indian Country Food Safety Modernization Act Working Group" is asking tribes and those with Native agricultural interests to take action on proposed regulations that are being formulated under the Act.
Farm Worker Heat Safety Bills Go to CA Gov Jerry Brown. Send An Email NOW! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: farm workers, safety, prevention, protection, ethics, labor, corruption )

- 2504 days ago -
Let's all do our part in saving farm worker lives. Could you please send a message to Governor Brown today and request that he sign AB 2346 and AB 2676 into law?
Farm Pesticides Linked to Deadly Skin Cancer
Health & Wellness  (tags: pesticides and melanoma, melanoma risk, skin cancer, farm workers, maneb, mancozeb, methyl-parathion, carbaryl, benomyl. ethyl parathion )

- 3394 days ago -
Workers who apply certain pesticides to farm fields are twice as likely to contract melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, according to a new scientific study.

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