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Trump administration won't ban pesticide tied to childhood brain damage (chlorpyrifos)

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The EPA isn't taking its own advice on a pesticide that causes brain damage in children After decades of research and debate, the EPA was on the cusp of banning all use of chlorpyrifos, a poison that attacks the nervous system. But in 2017 ...
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“By allowing chlorpyrifos to stay in our fruits and vegetables, EPA is breaking the law and neglecting scientific evidence that this pesticide harms children’s brains,” Patti Goldman, an attorney with Earthjustice, said, a “tragedy that this administration sides with corporations instead of children’s health”.

Studies over the years have raised concerns about chlorpyrifos, found to be dangerous enough to humans that the US government banned it from residential use in 2000. Its use in the agricultural industry continued, even after researchers found that pregnant women who lived near farms that sprayed it had increased risks of having a child with autism.

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