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In California’s San Joaquin Valley, the nation’s leading agricultural region, Latinos make up the great majority of farmworkers

They are also disproportionately likely to live in communities where drinking water supplies are contaminated with elevated levels of nitrate, a toxic chemical that primarily comes from polluted farm runoff.