For decades, Earthjustice has fought alongside our clients and partners for stronger protections for agricultural workers from pesticide poisoning and to ban the most dangerous pesticides still in use in agriculture today.
Earthjustice, on behalf of farmworker, public health, and environmental organizations, submitted comments in response to EPA's proposed interim registration review decision for chlorpyrifos and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decision, revised draft human health risk assessment and ecological risk assessment for chlorpyrifos. EPA is conducting its registration review of chlorpyrifos pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that requires that the registrations of pesticides are to be reviewed every 15 years.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos can still be used on food, although mainstream science says this pesticide is unsafe for children and farmworkers. This decision meets the deadline ordered by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for the EPA to make a final decision on a petition to ban chlorpyrifos on food.