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Five on Friday: Banning Chlorpyrifos & The Mental Health Crisis After Maria

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Five on Friday Banning Chlorpyrifos


Remember when school didn’t start until after Labor Day? Next week, some children will already be heading back to school. School start times were once dictated by the fields; for some agricultural worker families, it still is. It’s worth remembering that, as some kids settle back into school, thousands of other children will be moving with their mobile agricultural worker parents, picking up school wherever the harvest takes them. Other children will continue to work in the fields to support their families, and attempt to complete their scholastic duties on the side. The health needs of agricultural worker children are different than the overall population. Read more on our children’s health page.


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Sign warning of pesticides


Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, celebrated news of the court ordered ban of chlorpyrifos in the U.S.


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PR's mental health crisis


Amy also shared a piece on Puerto Rico’s Emerging Mental Health Crisis.


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Ag workers in field


Karen, CEO, sent around a go-to guide for heat related illness created by The Journal of Family Practice.


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Rows of shoes with PR flag



Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

Giovanni, Communication and Graphics Designer, read an article from the BBC on the continued effort to determine the number of deaths in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria.


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Child looking out window


To catch up on the fallout of the administration’s separation policy, read the Washington Post story of a 5 year old boy who may have been drugged after being separated from his father.


Have a safe and healthy weekend!


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