Kids on the Frontline: Pesticides and Children's Health

  • Northwoods Bank, 1200 1st St. E., Park Rapids, MN 56470
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Every day, kids across rural Minnesota are exposed to pesticides and fungicides that drift from neighboring farm fields. Scientists are now finding that many of these chemicals affect key developmental processes like growth, reproduction and development, and can cause health problems ranging from birth defects to cancer.

Join Toxic Taters, the Land Stewardship Project and our allies on May 10 and 12 to learn more about how kids are affected by pesticides and how you can take action.

The agenda includes:

  • Stories from local community members affected by pesticide drift.
  • The release of Pesticide Action Network's new report, Kids on the Frontline, about the most recent science on pesticides, health trends and what is happening in Minnesota today.
  • Bob Shimek, director of White Earth Land Recovery Project, on the effect of pesticides on the White Earth community.
  • Toxic Taters on the work moving forward.

Dinner and childcare will be provided.