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Farmworkers Petition EPA For Chlorpyrifos Ban

A coalition of farmworker advocacy groups is petitioning EPA to ban the commonly-used pesticide chlorpyrifos, backing environmentalists’ long-standing petition seeking a ban, and reiterating arguments that the substance is responsible for farmworker poisonings and poses neurodevelopmental risks to children.

 

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