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Child Farmworkers Banned From Handling Pesticides, But Not Tobacco

Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has been putting pressure on Reynolds American...to end child labor in its supply chain and give workers collective bargaining rights. Now, they’re planning to call for a boycott of the company’s products, as Chávez
BuzzFeed
added Sep 29, 2015 10:15
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Potentially violent sleep disorder linked to smoking, pesticides

Smoking and pesticide exposure appear to be strong risk factors for a rare disorder that causes people to physically act out their dreams while asleep, even to the extent of punching and kicking their bedmates, research suggests.
Canadian Press
added Jun 28, 2012 17:37
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The Blight of the Honey Bee

science of bee death is significantly more straightforward. There are two primary...culprits: the varroa mite...and pesticides themselves, especially a new class of “sublethal neonicotinoids,” which do not kill pests but turn them into cigarette fiends
New York Magazine
added Jun 21, 2015 17:01
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[Israel] Pesticides discovered in tobacco smoke

Jerusalem Post
added Apr 28, 2006 00:00
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The Report on Carcinogens (PDF)

What’s New in the Report on Carcinogens? Four substances have been newly reviewed for inclusion in the 13th Report on Carcinogens. ortho-Toluidine is a chemical used to make rubber chemicals, pesticides...found in ... tobacco smoke
Environmental Health Perspectives (NIEHS)
added Oct 3, 2014 02:09
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VIDEO: Child labour and the tobacco industry in Pakistan

This video shows children in northwest Pakistan preparing tobacco leaves to be sent for drying. Children as young as five years old also work in tobacco farming, where they are vulnerable to poisoning from pesticides and other tobacco sicknesses.
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Sep 3, 2012 23:33
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[Argentina, Delaware] CHALAÑUK and TERESCHUK v. MONSANTO, PHILIP MORRIS (PDF)

Argentine farmers sue in Delaware court for birth defects from pesticides
Tobacco On Trial
added Apr 16, 2012 00:00
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[USA] Tobacco’s Hidden Children / Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming (PDF)

no child under age 18 should be permitted to perform work in which they come into direct contact with tobacco in any form, including plants of any size or dried tobacco leaves, due to the inherent health risks posed by nicotine and the pesticides ap
Human Rights Watch
added May 14, 2014 10:03
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Smoking, Pesticides Might Spur Rare 'Sleep-Kicking' Disorder

Having disorder may raise risk of Parkinson's, dementia, researcher adds
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 1, 2012 08:36
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Tobacco’s Hidden Children: Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming (PDF)

children working on tobacco farms in the united states are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides, and other dangers. child tobacco workers often labor 50 or 60 hours a week in extreme heat, use dangerous tools and machinery, lift heavy loads, and cl
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 17, 2015 10:59
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