U.S agricultural groups seek court order to overturn EPA ban on chlorpyrifos

U.S – Agricultural groups are seeking a court directive against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) August 2021 ban on chlorpyrifos, a pesticide associated with neurodevelopmental problems and impaired brain function in children. The groups representing thousands of farmers and farmer-owned cooperatives that say they will be harmed by the EPA’s ruling  to revoke all tolerances of chlorpyrifos are taking legal…

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US Environmental Protection Agency to ban use of chlorpyrifos over safety concerns

U.S – The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to reverse one of the Trump administration’s most fraught public health decisions on the application of chlorpyrifos pesticide on fruits and vegetables as it is linked to neurological damage in children. The EPA was prompted to act by a scathing federal court decision in April that blasted the Trump administration’s…

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