U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Health warnings grow for agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos

Dec 4, 2017
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California’s list of chemicals harmful to humans is about the get longer. An agricultural pesticide widely used on the Central Coast is joining the ranks.  

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Farmworkers and activists plan to gather Friday at noon in Salinas; they are rallying to publicly call on Governor Brown to ban a pesticide called chlorpyrifos.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was scheduled to announced on March 31 the equivalent of a total ban on the pesticide because a court and EPA scientists had found it unsafe. But under the Trump administration, the EPA reversed its ban decision on Wednesday.