Please support our programs

radio stories and voices to take action

Chlorpyrifos: Banned for Most Americans, Farmworkers & Their Children Left Behind



The pesticide chlorpyrifos was banned for household use over a dozen years ago, but it is still widely applied in agriculture. We’ll explore the health risks for children, especially in farmworking communities, in this report.


  • Kim Harley, University of California, Berkeley professor and associate director of the Center for Environmental Research & Children’s Health
  • Isabel Arrollo, El Quinto Sol de America organizer
  • Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council senior scientist
  • Tracey Brieger, Californians for Pesticide Reform co-director
  • Marina Gomez, CHAMACOS research participant
  • Brian Jimenez-Gomez, CHAMACOS research participant
  • Margaret Reeves, Pesticide Action Network senior scientist
  • Valerie Bengal, family physician and UC San Francisco clinical professor
  • Brett Knupfer, Ohlone Elementary School principal
  • Marcy Mock, Ohlone special education teacher
  • Casimira Salazar, Ohlone migrant education teacher
  • Cynthia Fernandez, Ohlone 2nd grade teacher
  • Brett McFadden, Pajaro Valley Unified School District chief business officer
Li Miao Lovett produced this report with a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, in collaboration with Making Contact’s Andrew Stelzer.
Click here to read the show transcript Click here to listen to the entire show

Making Contact provides our programs for free, but it takes money to produce high quality radio every week.

Please donate to help keep Making Contact in your ears.

Author: admin

Share This Post On

1 Comment

  1. Ban of Chlorpyriphos must be beginning for banning all other pesticides and weedicides, in the world.

    Post a Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>