Pesticides Pollute Air: Community Activists Prove Contamination
Tulare County Residents Poisoned Regularly by Pesticides, Local Groups Call for Greater Protection against Toxic Smog
On July 18, 2006, Tulare County community groups,
residents and statewide organizations joined together in Lindsay,
California for the first-ever public announcement of results from the
“Drift Catcher”—a community pesticide air monitoring device invented by
Pesticide Action Network—and results from a community pesticide survey.
Air monitoring results and the survey both document unsafe levels of
pesticides in Tulare County air. These groups are calling on county and
state agencies to take strong measures to protect the health of local
children and the community as a whole from toxic pesticide smog.
For more details, see the news release and other documents (below).
Print Materials (PDF Format):
News Release (English)
News Release (Spanish)
Summary Report of Air Monitoring in Lindsay
Summary of Tulare County Pesticide Survey
Tulare County Pesticide Use Factsheet
Media Materials and Coverage
Associate Press: News from the San Joaquin Valley
Visalia Times- Delta: County Residents want more pesticide rules.
Noticiero Semanal: Exigen ‘Zonas De Protección'
The Porterville Recorder: Group protests pesticide drift
The Fresno Bee: Pesticide levels called unsafe