pesticide

Pesticide Exposure

WCAHS has a long history of studying pesticide exposure and occupational safety. Pesticides are an essential part of farming, but can cause serious health problems if safety precautions are not taken to limit exposure.

Fighting in the Dirt

November 30, 2016

For eons farmers have battled two things – pests and the weather. While we still can’t control the weather, we can fight pests that target our crops, whether in agricultural fields or our own back yards.

For the past decades, farmers have primarily relied on pesticides, but we now know that many of these chemicals are toxic and pests develop resistance to them. There is a high demand to find effective and safe options to traditional pesticides, especially for organic farming.

Protect Yourself with Integrated Pest Management

November 15, 2016

If there is one thing that hasn’t changed through the centuries, it’s the battle between pests and farmers. Stories of whole crops being decimated in the blink of eye are recorded in every culture.

How Healthy is Your California Neighborhood?

May 18, 2016

You can easily find out using CalEnviroScreen, an online environmental health screening tool that scores each of the state’s 8000 census tracks for pollution burden and population characteristics.