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Reports: Court orders EPA to ban chlorpyrifos

The EPA reportedly has been ordered to ban a pesticide used in soybeans and specialty crops by a federal appeals court. Reports says the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a two to one decision, said there was no justification for former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to allow farmers to keep using chlorpyrifos. One study says chlorpyrifos is a danger to children’s health. But, Dow AgroSciences has said there is overwhelming evidence that the pesticide does NO harm when used as directed and meets the regulatory standard for humans.

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