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EPA Bans Agricultural Pesticides Related to Child Health Problems

August 27, 2021

NS Pesticides lined neurological damage to children’s behavior, such as IQ deterioration, working memory loss, and attention deficit disorder, has been banned by the Biden administration after years of court struggle. Environmental Protection Agency officials ruled Wednesday, saying chlorpyrifos could no longer be used for food flowing into American dinner plates. According to authorities, the move aims to better protect children and farmers.  In a statement, manager Michael Regan called it “a delinquency measure to protect public health from the potentially dangerous consequences of this pesticide.” “After the delay and denial of the previous administration, the EPA will follow science and put health and safety first,” Reagan said. Health and labor organizations have been campaigning to cancel the use of chlorpyrifos for many years. Read More