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Labor Pains

Farmworkers report being sprayed with pesticides from overhead, via crop-duster, and from land via tractor.

More commonly, "pesticide drift" will travel on the wind, affecting farmworkers as they working in fields near those being sprayed.

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to the greenhouses of Florida, three quarters of a billion pounds of pesticides are prepared and administered under outdated safety regulations that do not meet the standards of other industries or reflect the unique circumstances of America's three million farmworkers - most of them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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Farmworkers report being sprayed with pesticides from overhead, via crop-duster, and from land via tractor. <br />
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More commonly, "pesticide drift" will travel on the wind, affecting farmworkers as they working in fields near those being sprayed.<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to the greenhouses of Florida, three quarters of a billion pounds of pesticides are prepared and administered under outdated safety regulations that do not meet the standards of other industries or reflect the unique circumstances of America's three million farmworkers - most of them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