In the Community

Pesticides Are Poison


Resources for action:

Pesticides are Poison,” written by Jeff Conant and published by Hesperian Health Guides. (Source of above image).

This easy-to-read booklet contains information about how to read and understand a pesticide label, what to do if you are poisoned, stories of communities around the world working for change, and ideas for how to teach these issues in community settings.

This booklet is also a chapter in A Community Guide to Environmental Health, by Jeff Conant and Pam Fadem. Hard-copies of A Community Guide to Environmental Health are available for purchase in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.


For more information on the organizations with which Teresa De Anda worked, please visit the following sites:


See a longer list of organizations working toward environmental justice in California’s San Joaquin Valley at Voices from the Valley.