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August 9, 2018 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Court Slams EPA Failure To Protect Children And Farmworkers From Toxic Pesticide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must ban a widely used organophosphate pesticide linked to brain damage in children, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The appellate court ordered EPA to finalize its proposed ban on chlorpyrifos based on undisputed findings that the pesticide is unsafe for public health, and particularly harmful to children and farmworkers.

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