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A new study
released by U.C Davis found an alarming connection between organophosphates and neurological delays in fetuses and children,
even at low levels of exposure.
The study found that women living within a mile of agricultural fields that are sprayed with pesticides were much more likely
to have children who are developmentally delayed and autistic, but itís not just agricultural crops that are soaked in pesticides.
The marijuana boon is creating itís own casualties. Pesticides commonly used on marijuana are Phosmet, Diazinon, and Avid.
Walk a mile in her shoes calendar
to benefit the Haven Women's Center. Sheriff Adam Christianson is pictured 4th from right.
If you are the victim of domestic violence call the Haven Women's Center for help now. In Modesto call 524-4331. Turlock
residents call 634-9131
A woman is beaten every 9 seconds in the United States.
20 women are the victim of physical or sexual abuse every minute in this
country, while women with disabilities are 40 times more likely to be victimized.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of serious injury to women, accounting for 3 times as many emergency
room visits as car crashes and robberies combined.
The number of children exposed to domestic violence annually is 10,000,000.
According to the Department of Justice, in 2013 there were 2,447 domestic violence related calls in Stanislaus County. The actual
number of domestic violence incidents are closer to 10 times that amount. In fact 2/3rds of domestic violence victims do not call
police. Some victims are afraid to call and are threatened with violence if they do. If non life threatening injuries occur
and someone should happen to see it the victim often comes up with excuses that seem credible without raising a red flag.
is only when the victim is away from the abuser, sure that he can no longer harm her that she feels safe enough to talk about the
abuse and may be willing to involve law enforcement, but this depends on the level of fear the abuser has instilled. Domestic
a pattern of behavior that includes psychological, verbal, physical and/or sexual abuse. The violence is often sporadic
and leaves the victim living in a constant state of fear.
ďAbuse in any relationship is not unique to any particular
demographic, ethnic group, gender, socioeconomic situation etc. and substance abuse is often part of the equation. Whether alcohol
and/or drugs, there's usually an element of substance abuse found during domestic violence investigations, said Sheriff Adam Christianson.
ďDomestic violence is something we take very seriously. The Haven allows us to refer victims of domestic violence to a safe place
and they get the support they need to end abusive relationships.Ē
The Havenís 2015 calendar is available now.
Sales from the
calendar will help provide life saving services for over 2,000 women and children that live in Stanislaus County. Click here
one or you can pick one up at several locations including OíBrienís Market
located at 839 West Roseburg in Modesto. If you
are a victim of domestic violence call the Haven Women's Center now. There are 2 locations in Stanislaus County to help you, one
in Modesto -524-4331, and Turlock - 634-9131.
Shining a light on domestic violence