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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).

Capitol Hill

Now that December is upon us, the deadline for passing a bill to fund the federal government is fast approaching. Congressional leaders have been meeting behind closed doors, and watchdog groups from many progressive organizations are continuing our push for a “no-riders” approach—a bill that is solely about funding the government, not about legislating controversial issues.

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