Worker Safety

Atrazine

Atrazine is an herbicide widely used in large-scale agriculture, primarily on corn. It also is a potent hormone-disruptor; laboratory studies have shown that exposure at very low doses causes reproductive harm. Read more »

Gina Solomon on the Long-Term Threats to Gulf Spill Workers

Gina Solomon describes the risks of long- and short-term health effects to Gulf spill workers and steps they should take to reduce them. Read more »

Congress Should Protect Workers -- and Families -- from a Nerve-damaging Toxic: Hexane

When the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted in 1976, it was intended to ensure that chemicals are safe throughout their lifecycle, from manufacture to use and disposal. But weaknesses in the law have left the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unable to act on known health dangers. Read more »

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