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Chlorpyrifos: common pesticide tied to brain damage in children

Posted on by Carey Gillam

Chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide, is strongly linked to brain damage in children. These and other health concerns have led several countries and some U.S. states to ban chlorpyrifos, but the chemical is still allowed on food crops in the U.S. after successful lobbying by its manufacturer. Chlorpyrifos in food   Chlorpyrifos insecticides were introduced … Continue reading “Chlorpyrifos: common pesticide tied to brain damage in children”

U.S. regulators relied for years on flawed pesticide data provided by Dow Chemical

Posted on by Carey Gillam

For years, U.S. regulators relied on falsified data provided by Dow Chemical to allow unsafe levels of the chemical chlorpyrifos into American homes, according to a new analysis from University of Washington researchers. The analysis reexamines work from the 1970s sponsored by Dow and submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to guide the agency … Continue reading “U.S. regulators relied for years on flawed pesticide data provided by Dow Chemical”

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