Betty's supervisor told her to return to work, even though the Florida nursery where she was employed was being sprayed with pesticides. Decades later, her face is still scarred from the pesticides that were showered on her face.
From the farmlands of California to the greenhouses of Florida, three quarters of a billion pounds of pesticides are prepared and administered under outdated safety regulations that do not meet the standards of other industries or reflect the unique circumstances of America's three million farmworkers - most of them poor, Latin immigrants who do not speak or read English and face serious repercussions for reporting abuse.
Photographed for Earthjustice
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