The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extensive scientific evidence showing that chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide, is linked to acute poisoning and to serious harms to peopleís brains, including reduced IQ and attention deficit disorders. Just last year the EPA released an updated assessment of the risks linked to chlorpyrifos and concluded that current safety standards arenít enough to protect public health.
Chlorpyrifos is contaminating our food and water while exposing workers and their children to poisoning, learning disabilities and other needless harm.
The EPA is now accepting public comments on a proposal to ban chlorpyrifos. Comments are due by January 17, and the agency is expected to make a final decision on the ban on March 31. Join us in urging the EPA to keep this toxic chemical out of our food, our drinking water, our schools and yards, and our bodies.
We canít let chlorpyrifos continue to poison people. Urge the EPA to ban this toxic pesticide now.
January 6, 2017 Action Alert ID# 464
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