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April 29, 2021 | Explainer

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

For half a century, U.S. staple foods such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous pesticide that can damage the developing brains of children, causing reduced IQ and attention deficit disorders.

April 29, 2021 | Legal Document

Chlorpyrifos 9th Circuit Ruling (April 2021)

After years of fighting for the health and safety of children and farmworkers, today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos from food.

April 27, 2021 | Legal Document

PFAS Loopholes Petition to the EPA (April 2021)

SUBMITTED ON BEHALF OF: Advance Carolina; Alaska Community Action on Toxics; BlueGreen Alliance; Buxmont Coalition for Safer Water; Clean Cape Fear; Defend Our Health; Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Democracy Green; Environmental Defense Fund; International Association of Fire Fighters; Merrimack Citizens for Clean Water; the National PFAS Contamination Coalition; Natural Resources Defense Council; Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families; and Union of Concerned Scientists