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Brain-Damaging Pesticide No Longer Sold in California

Farms in California can no longer buy a neurotoxic pesticide that can damage children’s brains and nervous systems. As of today, chlorpyrifos is banned for sale in the state that grows most of the nation’s fresh produce. Farmers have until the end of the year to use any remaining stockpiles of the pesticide they have on hand. In October, the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom reached a deal with pesticide manufacturers, including Dow Agro Sciences, to prohibit the sale and use of chlorpyrifos in the Golden State. In 2018, Hawaii was the first state to ban it, and New York recently announced that it will prohibit all uses by 2021.  Read more...



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