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July 27, 2020 | 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.

July 16, 2020 | Legal Document

Petition for Review, Methylene Chloride Risk Evaluation

A coalition of community, labor, and environmental groups filed a petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final methylene chloride risk evaluation, which unlawfully determined that manufacturing, disposal, and several other uses of methylene chloride present no unreasonable risk.

May 26, 2020 | Legal Document

Comments on Draft Scope for Risk Evaluations for 20 High Priority Chemicals

Community groups representing people living in Louisiana and Texas, along with Earthjustice, are submitting comments asking EPA to consider their communities to be “potentially exposed and susceptible subpopulations.” These communities live in the shadows of facilities that release toxic chemicals into air, water and soil, many of which are produced and released in high volumes in the Cancer Alley area of Louisiana and the Gulf region in both states.

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