chlorpyrifos

Could Chlorpyrifos Be Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

Could Chlorpyrifos Be Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

It is widely known that the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos harms children’s brains, yet despite this, it was not banned on food in the U.S. until August of this year. A little more than a week later, new science published in Nature Communications revealed the controversial pesticide could be contributing to another public health crisis. “[I]ts […]

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    California Bans Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children

    California Bans Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children

    A popular agricultural pesticide that has been linked to brain damage in children will no longer be sold in California starting in February, state officials announced on Wednesday, as the AP reported. Under the agreement, farmers will still be allowed to use the pesticide chlorpyrifos, but will have to stop at the end of 2020. […]

    Trump Administration’s Attacks on Science Already Surpass Two Bush Terms

    Trump Administration’s Attacks on Science Already Surpass Two Bush Terms

    By Elliott Negin On July 19, President Trump hosted Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins and their families, along with the family of their deceased colleague Neil Armstrong, at a White House event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. “Tomorrow will represent 50 years from the […]

    Trump’s EPA Won’t Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide

    Trump’s EPA Won’t Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide

    President Donald Trump‘s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not ban the agricultural use of chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide that the EPA’s own scientists have linked to brain damage in children, The New York Times reported Thursday. The decision, announced Thursday, was a response to a petition from public health and environmental groups who had […]

    How to Avoid Brain-Damaging Chlorpyrifos in Milk and Produce

    How to Avoid Brain-Damaging Chlorpyrifos in Milk and Produce

    By Grace Francese You may know that many conventional oat cereals contain troubling amounts of the carcinogenic pesticide glyphosate. But another toxic pesticide may be contaminating your kids’ breakfast. A new study by the Organic Center shows that almost 60 percent of the non-organic milk sampled contains residues of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide scientists say is […]

    California Lunchrooms May Soon Serve Up Organics

    California Lunchrooms May Soon Serve Up Organics

    By Corey Binns When Ángel García was little, he often awoke to the smell of breakfast burritos on the stove. His mom would wake up at 4 a.m. to cook for him and pack his lunch before dropping him off with the babysitter by 6 a.m. so she could get to work. She spent her […]

    California, Nation’s Top User of Chlorpyrifos, Announces Ban on Brain-Damaging Pesticide

    California, Nation’s Top User of Chlorpyrifos, Announces Ban on Brain-Damaging Pesticide

    California will ban a brain-damaging pesticide that the Trump administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed banning at the national level, the state announced Wednesday. Chlorpyrifos, which is used on almonds, citrus, grapes, cotton, walnuts and other crops, has been shown to harm children’s health and neurological development. “Countless people have suffered as a […]