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feature November 2, 2023

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

The neurotoxic pesticide harms children and the environment.

More than half of all apples in the U.S. were sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a pesticide considered too toxic for residential use. (Lance Cheung / USDA)
Press Release November 2, 2023

In Shocking Decision, 8th Circuit Sends Chlorpyrifos Food Use Ban Back to EPA

Children will yet again be in harm’s way as EPA reconsiders the food ban

Document November 2, 2023

8th Circuit Chlorpyrifos Decision (Nov 2023)

The 8th Circuit’s decision vacates the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule that revoked all tolerances for chlorpyrifos, thereby banning the use and presence of the neurotoxic pesticide on the foods we eat.

Press Release March 29, 2023

EPA orders final cancellation of nerve-agent pesticide found in grain

Chlorpyrifos-methyl is being phased out, but dozens of similar harmful organophosphate pesticides remain in food

Document February 25, 2022

EPA Motion to Dismiss (Chlorpyrifos)

EPA Motion to Dismiss (Chlorpyrifos)

Document February 25, 2022

LULAC et al Response for Chlorpyrifos Challenge

LULAC et al response to motion for stay

Document February 25, 2022

Petitioners Reply (Chlorpyrifos)

Industry reply in support of stay

Document February 25, 2022

Industry Complaint, 8th Circuit (Chlorpyrifos)

Industry Complaint, 8th Circuit (Chlorpyrifos)

In the News: The New York Times August 18, 2021

E.P.A. to Block Pesticide Tied to Neurological Harm in Children

Patti Goldman, Managing Attorney, Northwest Office: “It took far too long, but children will no longer be eating food tainted with a pesticide that causes intellectual learning disabilities. Chlorpyrifos will finally be out of our fruits and vegetables.”

Press Release: Victory August 18, 2021

EPA to Ban Chlorpyrifos, Finally

Children and farmworkers secure long-awaited protections

Press Release: Victory August 18, 2021

Agencia de Protección Ambiental Finalmente Prohibirá El Peligroso Pesticida Clorpirifós en Alimentos

Los menores y los trabajadores agrícolas por fin obtendrán protecciones tan esperadas

California activists rallied after a public hearing in 2018 on restricting the uses of chlorpyrifos
 (Max Whittaker / New York Times)
Update August 18, 2021

The EPA Has Finally Banned the Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos From Food

It’s official: There are no safe uses of chlorpyrifos.

feature August 4, 2021

Organophosphate Pesticides in the United States

Find out what foods have high residues of these pesticide, where they are used, and how we are exposed.

feature August 4, 2021

Maps: Organophosphate Pesticides in the U.S.

Visualizing the widespread extent of agricultural pesticide usage for 14 of the most harmful organophosphate pesticides.

feature August 4, 2021

Chlorpyrifos in the United States: Harmful Health Effects and Widespread Use

Chlorpyrifos is one of the most dangerous, widely used organophosphate pesticides that still remain in use in the United States.

Press Release August 4, 2021

EPA Can’t Justify Keeping Chlorpyrifos on Food

New report shows pervasive neurotoxic pesticide impacts millions in the United States

Document August 3, 2021

Poisoned Foods, Poisoned Brains: Mapping dangerous pesticides in the foods we eat

Earthjustice released a new report focusing on the wide-spread use of chlorpyrifos in the United States and how the country is exposed to this pesticide through drinking water, food, and air. This report documents the location and amount of chlorpyrifos usage in the United States, as well as the dangerous health effects associated with exposure.

Press Release August 3, 2021

Injustificable Mantener Clorpirifós en Alimentos

Informe muestra que pesticida neurotóxico afecta particularmente a Latinx en Estados Unidos