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California Tightens Restrictions on Controversial Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Chlorpyrifos, marked by Dow Chemical under names like Dursban and Lorsban, has been repeatedly linked to human health issues, especially in children, like increased rates of autism and decreased intelligence. On the environmental side, it’s known to be toxic to bees as well as to some aquatic animals like shrimp. With Pruitt unwilling to take steps to ban the insecticide (even meeting with Dow Chemical before making his decision), smaller agencies are taking matters into their own hands.

 

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