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Thousands of California schoolchildren living close to pesticides

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A new report shows tens of thousands of students in the state attend schools very close to farms where heavy amounts of pesticides are used. Pesticide reform groups have criticized the timing of the study, which was released late last week, after a pesticide safety bill failed in a state senate committee.  

Sasha Khokha reports that farmworkers and pesticide reform groups say new research is long overdue.