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Web Date: March 30, 2017

EPA denies petition to ban chlorpyrifos

Trump Administration reverses proposal to revoke all food tolerances for the insecticide
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: pesticides, chlorpyrifos, EPA

The Trump EPA has denied a petition from environmental groups to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Under the Obama Administration, EPA proposed twice to revoke all food tolerances for the organophosphate insecticide. EPA previously said that exposure to chlorpyrifos from food and drinking water poses a human health risk, citing neurotoxicity concerns. Dow AgroSciences, which makes the pesticide, and farmers have been pushing hard . . .

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