EPA Ban on chlorpyrifos huge victory for children — but it took far too long, and we still have far to go

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Valley News - Health
Jay Feldman Special to Valley News Does a science-based, public health-oriented, occupational safety-focused, children-concerned, ecologically protective society allow the use of toxic pesticides that are unnecessary to achieve land management, quality of life and food productivity goals? Should victims of poisoning have to plead with regulators to protect them? Should organizations have to fight chemical-by-chemical to achieve basic levels of protection from individual neurotoxic, cancer causing, endocrine-disrupting pesticides? Of course not. But, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it is stopping food uses of the insecticide chlorpyrifos after being registered 65 years ago provides us with an important opportunity for reflection, not just celebr
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