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EPA Proposes Ban on Dow Pesticide

The EPA is proposing a ban on Dow AgroSciences’ insecticide chlorpyrifos from all agricultural uses, following a court order requiring the agency to respond to a lawsuit. The EPA banned the toxic chemical from residential use 15 years ago. In 2007, Earthjustice, on behalf of Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and … Read more »

EPA Chlorpyrifos Assessment Shows Risk to Workers

The pesticide chlorpyrifos does pose some health and safety risks to workers who mix, load and apply the chemical pesticide products, according to the EPA’s assessment released yesterday. When used in large amounts, chlorpyrifos has the potential to pose risks in limited geographic areas when drinking water from small watersheds. … Read more »

Lancet Study Warns Against Manganese, DDT, PBDEs

A study published Friday in the journal Lancet Neurology has identified six chemicals or classes of chemicals that the authors say should be considered toxic to children’s brain development, USA Today reports. The six are manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, DDT, tetrachloroethylene (PERC), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). These six join five … Read more »