Salinas

COVID-19

Farmworkers are now deemed essential. But are they protected?

An estimated 2.5 million farmworkers across the United States are now deemed essential workers — exempt from shelter-in-place restrictions to keep the country’s food supply flowing. Yet at a time when social distancing and careful sanitizing are necessary safeguards against exposure to the coronavirus, little has been done to protect farmworkers.

Pesticides Influence on IQ

Three papers published recently in Environmental Health Perspectives document the deleterious effects of organophosphate pesticides on children's IQ levels.