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Sonoma SASS advocates for safer pesticide policies and watchdogs pesticide use to make sure rules are followed. We lead citizen science projects to provide data to inform policymakers.
Our partners are farmworkers, landscape professionals, and concerned citizens. We help them find their voice when they see violations or feel unsafe.
If you think you have been exposed to pesticide drift from farm, municipal, or residential activities it is important that you report the incident immediately. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help walk you through the process. It can be difficult to get your incident through the system without a knowledgable advocate.
Sonoma County's Agricultural Commissioner's office handles ALL pesticide drift incidents, their phone number is (707) 565-2371. You will likely also need to contact the Sonoma County Public Health Department to report the exposure and your side effects, their phone number is: (707) 565-4400. Common exposure symptoms are headaches, shortness of breath, dizziness, and skin rashes. Any of these could indicate pesticide exposure.
If you smell or taste chemicals around pesticide spraying, you have most likely been exposed to pesticides. Right to farm ordinances and pesticide use laws do not allow for exposure to bystanders!
For more information see the Pesticide Drift Guide.
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