Adrift: communities on the front lines of pesticide exposure fight for change.
A three-part series by Environmental Health News and palabra, on pesticide use in California finds that rural communities of color and farmworkers are disproportionately exposed to some of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture.
The reporting also highlights how communities most at risk of pesticide exposure have led the charge to enact stronger, more protective rules and increase the public’s access to information about pesticide applications before they take place.
The series is centered in California but holds lessons for the nation as it grapples with how to manage and regulate toxics used to grow our food.
Words, Radio, Images by: Zaydee Sanchez