Kathryn Rodgers

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Op-ed: Want to keep toxic chemicals out of the environment? Start with campaign finance reform.

Limits on money in politics would clear a path for science to inform public health decision-making.

Earlier this week the Senate failed to pass the "For the People Act" – a bill designed to protect voting rights and preserve our democracy.

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The perils of making decisions in the dark: Kathryn Rodgers

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the harmful consequences of leaders making critical decisions based on insufficient data, which end up hurting the most vulnerable communities.

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Adrift: Communities on the front lines of pesticide exposure fight for change

Adrift: Communities on the front lines of pesticide exposure fight for change

Rural communities of color and farmworkers are disproportionately exposed to some of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture.

On the frontlines of pesticide exposure

On the frontlines of pesticide exposure

Despite decades of research linking pesticide drift to health harm, regulation remains weak and leaves the most vulnerable with few protections.

pesticide california

California’s new pesticide notification system aims to protect public health. Will it work?

Community activists were instrumental in achieving the landmark program. But they worry it won’t go far enough to shield rural communities and farmworkers from pesticide harm.

pesticide activism

Mobilizing against pesticides from the ground up

Activists from two of California’s biggest agricultural regions describe the fight to protect communities and workers from pesticide exposure.

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

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