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 decision to keep the chemical on the market. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled the agency must ban the spraying of chlorpyrifos on food crops unless…

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