5.1 Billion Pounds

“Many farm workers are exposed to pesticides and chemical sprays and often suffer health consequences as a result. An estimated 5.1 billion pounds of pesticides are used in the United States annually. There are anywhere between 1,800 and 3,000 occupational incidents involving pesticides every year, though the number is likely even higher due to widespread underreporting.”

Gabe Ortiz, via Dailykos

image via The Health Avengers 


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