Tell EPA to Require Spanish Language Pesticide Labels
Help Protect The Health and Safety of Farmworkers
Most pesticide labels in the United States are written in English only. Most farmworkers, including those who handle and apply pesticides, are Hispanics, whose first language is Spanish. While employers are required to provide workers with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and to properly train handlers and applicators on the correct use of pesticide products, not being able to read English-language pesticide labels puts Hispanic workers at a definite disadvantage. They must depend upon what they are told and trust that they have been provided the required gear.