'Like a slow death': families fear pesticide poisoning after Trump reverses banQuicklink submitted By molly cruz Permalink
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The administration’s rejection of the science on chlorpyrifos, widely used in California’s Central Valley, means its use will continue – and Latino residents are worried their children’s health issues will worsen along with it.
“There’s a sense of helplessness,” said Luis Medellin, a 30-year-old dairy worker, sitting with his three younger sisters at his family’s home in the small agricultural town of Lindsay. “I’m being poisoned and I can’t do anything about it. It’s like a slow death.”