Court orders EPA to ban pesticide that causes learning disabilities in children

After over a decade's long battle the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has finally scored a victory in securing the ban of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. It was announced yesterday that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a court order to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the chemical agent due to neurodevelopmental effects. This comes after a 2017 petition denial filed by PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) and the NRDC to "revoke pesticide tolerances...

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