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EPA to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos


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EPA to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

WASHINGTON - Some 15 years after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned chlorpyrifos from residential use, the agency proposed today to ban the neurotoxic pesticide from use in agricultural fields as well.

The announcement came after a recent court of appeals decisions gave EPA a deadline to take meaningful action on a 2007 legal petition to ban the chemical.

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