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US EPA bans pesticide that puts children’s health at risk

Michael S. Regan

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that it will ban a pesticide widely used since 1965 on fruits and vegetables from use on food crops because of links to health problems (neurological damage) in children. Michael S. Regan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator The EPA said this week it would publish a regulation to block the use of ...

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Toxic pesticide, pentachlorophenol, banned globally


Delegates from more than 90 countries took the unprecedented step of voting for a global ban on pentachlorophenol – a proven toxic pesticide and contaminant found in wildlife and human biomonitoring studies worldwide. The historic vote came at the combined meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions – which usually make decisions by consensus – after India repeatedly blocked ...

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