How farm workers are exposed daily to pesticides and to a toxic brew of chemicals

Pesticide Lake – The Poisoning of the Workers of Apopka, Florida

Every day, farmworkers across the county are exposed to a toxic brew of chemicals. One of the communities that has been impacted is Lake Apopka, Florida. This Earthjustice video published on 22 Mar 2015 tells their story.

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  • Once a bass fisherman’s heaven, Lake Apopka needed millions of government cleanup dollars to undo the decades of pesticide runoff that turned it into a toxic brew of chemicals. Our government spent additional millions studying the health effects of the local wildlife during the cleanup. However, the people who worked those fields were all but ignored, and are suffering the effects forty years later. There is a better way to get our food from farm to table. Take action and learn more.
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