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Labor Pains

Advocacy groups are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to restore a central posting requirement so agricultural workers have direct access to pesticide-application information used on the farm and in nurseries.

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to the greenhouses of Florida, three quarters of a billion pounds of pesticides are prepared and administered under outdated safety regulations that do not meet the standards of other industries or reflect the unique circumstances of America's three million farmworkers - most of them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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Advocacy groups are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to restore a central posting requirement so agricultural workers have direct access to pesticide-application information used on the farm and in nurseries.<br />
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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to the greenhouses of Florida, three quarters of a billion pounds of pesticides are prepared and administered under outdated safety regulations that do not meet the standards of other industries or reflect the unique circumstances of America's three million farmworkers - most of them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.<br />
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Photographed for Earthjustice