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Dow AgroSciences, U.S. Farmers Disagree With EPA Proposal To Revoke Chlorpyrifos Tolerances

In its release of a pre-publication copy of the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) related to its assessment of the human health risks associated with the insecticide chlorpyrifos, the U.S. EPA took another step toward finalizing its proposal to revoke all food tolerances for this critical tool for U.S. agriculture.

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A coalition of farmworker advocacy groups is petitioning EPA to ban the commonly-used pesticide chlorpyrifos, backing environmentalists’ long-standing petition seeking a ban, and reiterating arguments that the substance is responsible for farmworker poisonings and poses neurodevelopmental risks to children.   Read more

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