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In case of pesticide drift

Pesticide drift farm

When pesticides are applied, they can move through the air to nearby homes and farms — and many pesticides can be harmful to health or neighboring crops.

Sometimes drifting pesticides are visible as a cloud of spray droplets, as dust during application, or as a lingering unpleasant odor. Drift can also be invisible and odorless, and can be present for several days after pesticides are applied.

If you've been exposed to pesticide drift, or have lost crops due to drift damage, download this toolkit for details on how to protect your health, how and where to report drift incidents, and how to seek compensation for crop loss if you're a farmer. We also include tools for telling your story to legislators and other policymakers.

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Iowa factsheet

Factsheet: Iowa Pesticide Drift

Pesticide drift is a growing problem for Iowa farmers and communities.

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MN Drift

Report: Pesticide Drift in MN

Data indicates that several months each summer, residents are regularly exposed.

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Frontline stories on living near agricultural fields during spraying season.

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