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What is Chlorpyrifos, and Why Is It Being Banned?

May 14, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health

The dangers that the chemical chlorpyrifos presents to children have been known for many years, but no federal action has been taken — until now.  No one is going to be shocked to hear that pesticides can be harmful. We’ve known that for decades. Yet, for some reason, many dangerous pesticides continue to be regularly used in our food and environment. On April 29, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a hard deadline to determine whether the insecticide chlorpyrifos can remain on the market or must be ba

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