Currently in Sonoma County, California citizens are protesting that pesticides sprayed on vineyards wind up in residential areas, landing on people, pets, water, food and livestock. Pesticides often drift beyond property lines to poison the air of neighborhoods and schools. Depending on winds and the actual size of the particles, they can drift up to 50 miles off target. And those most likely to pay for California’s wines are its children. High incidences of pesticide-related illness, from headaches, rashes and diarrhea, to cancer have been documented in the area. Most farmers don’t want to use more than is absolutely necessary but small doses of pesticides don’t necessarily mean safe doses and there is no law protecting citizens from exposures to pesticides. According to present law, as long as the product directions written by the chemical company are followed, vineyard managers can be as liberal with poison as they see fit, even in an area where homes and farms exist closely together.