Fields of Toxic Pesticides Surround the Schools of Ventura County—Are They Poisoning the Students? | Pesticide Action Network
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Fields of Toxic Pesticides Surround the Schools of Ventura County—Are They Poisoning the Students?

When Dayane Zuñiga started running for Oxnard High School’s track team a few years ago, she often noticed an odd odor coming from the strawberry fields on her route. A farming community between the beach towns of Santa Barbara and Malibu, California, Oxnard is among the largest strawberry-growing regions in the nation. At first, Zuñiga didn’t pay much attention to the smell. Growing up near agriculture, she was used to odd odors.

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