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Partnerships for Change
NRDC has worked with many community-based organizations to defend people's right to a safe and healthy environment.

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Over the years, NRDC has joined forces with community-based grassroots groups across the country to help protect the health and environment of local communities from harmful industrial development and toxic pollution.
Hidden Danger
Environmental Health Threats to the Latino Community

Report
Pollution poses health risks for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, or country of origin. A large percentage of U.S. Latinos, however, live and work in urban and agricultural areas where they face heightened danger of exposure to air pollution, unsafe drinking water, pesticides, and lead and mercury contamination. This October 2004 report underscores the urgent need for government action on these environmental health threats.
Trouble on the Farm: Growing Up with Pesticides in Agricultural Communities
Report
A report examining the disproportionate exposure to dangerous pesticides borne by children of farmers and farm workers, and the related threats to their health.

Documents Tagged pesticides in All Sections

Superficial Safeguards: Most Pesticides Are Approved by Flawed EPA Process
Issue Brief
The public may think pesticides are only allowed onto store shelves and for use in agriculture and into consumer products if they have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a transparent and scientifically rigorous process. Recent investigations by NRDC, however, reveal a deeply flawed system, indicating that the public's trust is misplaced.
The 5 Stupidest Chemicals That Shouldn’t be in Your House
Fact Sheet
As you begin the annual spring cleaning purge, make sure that you aren't leaving behind a house filled with toxic chemicals that can harm you, your family, and your pets.
What You Should Know About 2,4-D
Widely Used Lawn Pesticide Contaminates Air and Water

Overview
Despite dozens of scientific studies that link the toxic pesticide 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid) to cancer and other health risks such as cell damage, hormonal interference, and reproductive problems, 46 million pounds of 2,4-D are applied to U.S. lawns, playgrounds, golf courses, and millions of acres of agricultural land every year.
Pesticides: What You Need to Know
Pesticides are designed to kill pests, but they don't stop there.

Overview
Pesticides are designed to kill pests, but they don't stop there. People, pets, farmers, agriculture workers, and wildlife are all harmed by overuse, misuse, and even lawful use of these toxic chemicals.

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