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Our Mission: The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.


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    Nontoxic Disinfecting During COVID-19

    (By Andrea Stapleton, Operations Coordinator) As the world continues to fight the current COVID-19 virus and we focus on safety for our communities, we must also carefully consider the substances we use to stop the spread of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has general guidance that people can use for cleaning and disinfecting. The guidance states that the COVID-19 virus can be killed if we use the right products, and the EPA has a long list of registered disinfectants for use. But it is important to know that many of the disinfectants and sanitizers they recommend are also antimicrobial pesticides that can be quite toxic if used incorrectly.
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    Protecting Oregon’s Vulnerable Communities by Addressing Unjust Working Conditions in the Time of COVID-19

    (By Dominica Navarro, Healthy People & Communities Program Coordinator) During this new era of social distancing and working from home, my thoughts go out to those who are risking their lives on the frontlines. When it comes to keeping people safe during these trying times, it is the important work of essential employees that allows people to take refuge at home. With this added responsibility, it becomes our duty to ensure the highest degree of protection for essential workers. But what happens when some essential employees aren’t offered the protections available to others? 
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