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EPA pushes to Let Minors Spray Brain-Damaging Pesticides on Farms

The White House’s just-released list of planned environmental and public health rollbacks includes letting high-school-age kids spray brain-damaging pesticides on commercial farms.  The plan would drop the age of workers permitted to spray restricted-use pesticides on crops from 18 to 16. Minors would be allowed to apply dangerous chemicals such as chlorpyrifos, which Environmental Protection Agency scientists say can cause brain damage in children even in small doses.  Read more...

 

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