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Study Says California Farmworkers Need Better Pesticide Protection

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California's enormous agricultural bounty involves the use of a lot of pesticides.  In fact, pesticide use trended upward in recent years. 

This is despite state laws requiring county agricultural commissioners to sign off on local pesticide use, to protect farmworkers. 

A study out of UCLA finds counties not taking many steps to exercise their responsibilities under the state law.  Timothy Malloy, law professor at UCLA, is our guest. 

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