NOTE: Just received this petition in my email and it is a “prequel” to the information about United Farm Workers, which will post in a couple of days, since many of the fields in which the farmers harvest are sprayed, so they, and perhaps their children, are exposed to deadly pesticides. Consider signing this petition.
|EPA, chlorpyrifos has got to go
Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt failed to uphold a planned ban of the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos.
But with Pruitt’s resignation, and new administrator Andrew Wheeler at the helm of EPA, there’s another chance to apply pressure and achieve a national ban on chlorpyrifos, once and for all.
Urge EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to put children and farm worker health over corporate profits or partisan policies, and ban chlorpyrifos immediately.
Scientists have known for many years that chlorpyrifos damages children’s developing brains — reducing IQs, changing brain architecture and increasing risk of learning disabilities and disorders.
Still, an estimated eight million pounds of this neurotoxic insecticide are used every year in the U.S. Residues are on our food, and drift from agricultural fields puts farm workers at risk and impacts the health of those living, working and playing nearby.
Tell EPA today to follow their own scientists’ recommendation and ban chlorpyrifos.
Thank you for all you do.
Pesticide Action Network North America
Berkeley, CA | Minneapolis, MN
510.788.9020 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.panna.org
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