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Inspiring Communities to Protect Themselves Against Harmful Pesticides

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A study conducted by PHI’s Tracking California alerted Monterey County residents that they had the highest percentage of California students with pesticide applications happening in close proximity to their schools. Now, families at ten Monterey County schools are being notified when pesticides are being sprayed.

The study, along with key recommendations in the PHI report “Starting Strong in California,” also strengthened momentum to enact a statewide ban on chlorpyrifos and to begin the transition to safer alternatives. Learn more.

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New PHI Study on Breakthrough Infection Shows Steep Vaccine Efficacy Decline Over Six Months

A PHI study in the journal Science analyzed COVID infection by vaccination status among 780,225 Veterans. Researchers found that protection against any COVID-19 infection declined for all vaccine types, with overall vaccine protection declining from 87.9% in February to 48.1% by October 2021.

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