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Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Challenge

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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.

February 3, 2020 | In the News: Capital Press

Proposed Pesticide Ban Eased

Patti Goldman, Managing Attorney, Northwest Office: "We want a comprehensive ban. It's a dangerous precedent to have exceptions."

December 10, 2019 | Press Release: Victory

Statement: Gov. Cuomo Directs DEC to Ban the Use of Chlorpyrifos

Today, New York Gov. Cuomo directs the state Department of Environmental Conservation to ban all uses, except spraying apple tree trunks, by December 2020 and a full ban of the brain-damaging pesticide by July 2021