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Press Release: Victory June 10, 2010

EPA Moves to Ban DDT-Like Pesticide Endosulfan

Agency announcement represents 180-degree turn from previous administration

In the United States, endosulfan was used on crops like tomatoes.
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case: Victory August 13, 2008

Challenging the Dangerous Pesticide Endosulfan

Endosulfan is a dangerous organochlorine insecticide that poisons children, farmworkers, bystanders, fish, birds and wildlife. Many organochlorine pesticides, including DDT, were banned in the 1970s. Used in the United States on tomatoes, cotton, and other crops, endosulfan can cause reproductive and developmental damage in both humans and wildlife. In early 2008, more than 13,000 people…