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Environmentalists, Teachers Oppose Proposed State Pesticide Regulations

A coalition of environmentalists and school teachers are expressing concerns about proposed state agricultural pesticide regulations set to go into effect in January.

The rules represent the first time the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has attempted to implement statewide minimum protections for the students and teachers working in California’s estimated 3,500 daycare and school facilities located adjacent to agriculture fields. An estimated 500,000 school-age children and kids attending daycare facilities are exposed to a variety of chemical pesticides used to protect California’s valuable croplands – a sector of the state economy valued at more than $40 billion.

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