Tag Archives: Levy Schroeder

Dangerous Exposure: Farmworker Children and Pesticides

It has been almost a year since the groundbreaking report from the President’s Panel on Cancer was released, highlighting environmental causes of cancer.  Of particular interest to us was the chapter on agricultural chemicals and the attention given specifically to … Continue reading

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SAFE AmeriCorps Members Complete Their Year of Service

On Monday, December 6th in New Orleans, Louisiana at the 2010 AFOP National Conference, we held a graduation ceremony in recognition of the Health & Safety Programs’ SAFE AmeriCorps members who recently completed a year of service.    With just 27 … Continue reading

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Another Farmworker Fatality

Farm work is consistently ranked as one of the three most dangerous occupations in the United States, generally falling just behind construction and mining according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics.  Sadly, today that fact was illustrated once again in … Continue reading

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How Much Is Your Strawberry Bill?

Americans love their strawberries.  We eat an average of 8.2 pounds of them per person each year.    It’s a multi-billion dollar industry covering almost 60,000 acres of agricultural land across the U.S.   California leads the way in production– $2.1 billion … Continue reading

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The Only Good Job is a Safe Job

Over 1,000 people gathered in Houston, Texas on April 14th and 15th for the National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety, organized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The summit brought together … Continue reading

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