Issue Date: November 21, 2016 | Web Date: November 16, 2016
EPA reaffirms plan to ban chlorpyrifos on food
EPA is one step closer to banning all U.S. uses of chlorpyrifos on food after formally taking a second look at the health risks associated with the organophosphate insecticide.
The agency initially proposed to revoke all food tolerances for chlorpyrifos last year, citing neurotoxicity concerns. But because of pushback from farmers and the pesticide’s maker, Dow AgroSciences, EPA reexamined toxicity data for the chemical.
After releasing its . . .
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