The Changemakers of CHAMACOS: Pesticides and Public Health

Just Food: Episode 4

RELEASE DATE: October 19, 2017

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A longitudinal UC Berkeley study called CHAMACOS has been measuring the impact of pesticides on child development for over 15 years. We hear from high school students in Salinas, California who are working with UC Berkeley scientists to learn more about how agricultural chemicals affect the health of their community.

This episode features:

  • Giselle Lazaro, COSECHA Youth Researcher
  • Brian Jimenez, COSECHA Youth Researcher and CHAMACOS study participant
  • Marina Jimenez, CHAMACOS study participant
  • Kim Harley, Associate Adjunct Professor, Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

This podcast was produced by the Berkeley Food Institute in partnership with the UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute at the Graduate School of Journalism. Executive Producer is Lacy Jane Roberts. Reporter is Alissa Escarce. Host is Laura Klivans. Theme music by Roy Baril. Photos below by the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH).