Volume 94 Issue 46 | p. 16 | News of The Week
Issue Date: November 21, 2016 | Web Date: November 16, 2016

EPA reaffirms plan to ban chlorpyrifos on food

Agency cites concerns about neurotoxicity of organophosphate insecticide
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: pesticides, chlorpyrifos, EPA, Dow AgroSciences, insecticide, organophosphates

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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