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There may be no more primal instinct in humans than the fear of fire. It is hard-coded in our DNA. But what if an industry used that fear to sell something that not only doesn’t do much to protect people from fire, but is linked to a variety of serious health issues?

An eastern wolf-coyote hybrid in West Virginia.

The end of the Thanksgiving season provides an opportunity to look back on America’s history with an eye to our changing environment. The “New World,” while harsh at first to pilgrims, was a pristine habitat for many plants and animals, including eastern gray wolves. Abundant populations of eastern gray wolves capitalized on the continent’s lush temperate forests.

Chlorpyrifos banned

Nearly 15 years have passed since the EPA effectively banned the residential use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos (often marketed under the name Dursban), which causes brain damage in children. Kids were exposed at home when they played on pesticide-treated rugs, or hugged pets wearing flea collars containing chlorpyrifos. Yet the agency’s decision left farmworkers and children in rural areas unprotected, as chlorpyrifos was still allowed in agriculture (often marketed under the name Lorsban).

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