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.
Download the report to learn more.
- Pesticide Drift: Response and Compensation webinar from Practical Farmers of Iowa
- Additional pesticide details from National Pesticide Information Center
- Workers’ compensation information from Migrant Clinician Network
- List of private labs that will test for pesticide residues