January 17, 2013
Toxic, Shmoxic: Jesus Lopez of California Rural Legal Assistance says many Salinas farmworkers worry about more basic survival than about pesticides: “A common saying goes, ‘Poco veneno no mata’ - ‘A little poison won’t kill you.’”
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Public health researchers are looking in a surprising place for traces of banned fungicides: the baby teeth of farmworkers’ children. In July 2011, environmental toxicologist Don Smith of UC Santa Cruz stepped into a lettuce ...