The CPR coalition works to protect public health and support sustainable agriculture by building a diverse statewide movement to change pesticide policies. Access CPR's website here: www.pesticidereform.org
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) works with those on the frontlines to tackle the pesticide problem — and reclaim the future of food and farming. PAN links with local and international consumer, labor, health, environment, and agriculture groups into an international citizens’ action network. Click here for more information about PAN: www.panna.org
The Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC) is the local body of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The MBCLC is a membership organization serving as a coalition of the Labor Community in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Read more about the MBCLC here: www.mbclc.org
Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) purpose is to assist people in determining whether or not a person has been poisoned by a pesticide, learning to recognize kinds of poisoning and their symptoms, and becoming familiar with chemical families and their toxicity. Explore the signs and symptoms here: http://psep.cce.cornell.edu/Tutorials/core-tutorial/module09/index.aspx
Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice
Author Jill Lindsey Harrison examines the political conflicts surrounding the issue of pesticide drift in California to reveal the broader implications of under-regulated pesticide use. Furthermore, she uses extensive ethnographic research and detailed interviews with activists, scientists, and public health practitioners to dispel the myth that pesticide induced illnesses are not mere accidents, but systemic regulatory failures. Harrison argues for various solutions as well as the need for a new form of environmental justice that can effectively protect vulnerable populations from pesticide exposure.
Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program (PISP) evaluates reports of any known or suspected pesticide-induced illness before they are sent to the county agricultural commissioner for investigation. The data determines the effectiveness of California’s pesticide regulatory program and identifies areas that require improvement. Explore the program here: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/whs/pisp.htm
reporting pesticide exposure & Illnesses
The CDPR provides information regarding county agricultural commissioners that handle local pesticide use problems. In non-emergency situations, call 1-87PestLine (1-877-378-5463) to file a pesticide-related complaint and connect with the Commissioner’s office. If your complaint was not properly addressed or you were unable to contact your County Department of Agriculture, ask to speak directly to your County Agriculture commissioner or call the Department of Pesticide Regulation, (916) 324-4100 or E-mail to CDPRWeb@cdpr.ca.gov. For more information, see Know Your Rights: Reporting Pesticide Exposures
Center for disease control pesticide exposure tracking
The Center for Disease Control tracks poisonings by state for the following chemicals: Disinfectants, fumigants, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, repellents and rodenticides. The poison control center also offers a free, confidential 24-hour line, (1-800-222-1222), which is available to anyone seeking advice on medical poisonings. If you are concerned that you have been poisoned, see: https://ephtracking.cdc.gov/showPesticideTracking.