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EPA Rejects Own Science to Greenlight Brain-Damaging Pesticide

(COMMON DREAMS) Nika Knight, March 30, 2017 — Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt denied a 10-year-old petition late Wednesday to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a widely-used pesticide that harms children’s brains, in a decision that outraged public health advocates and environmentalists.

In greenlighting the dangerous chemical, the EPA defied its own research—and acquiesced to Dow Chemical, the maker of chlorpyrifos, which has been lobbying the agency for years to allow the pesticide’s continued use.

Source: EPA Rejects Own Science to Greenlight Brain-Damaging Pesticide | Common Dreams