Trumps EPA chief lifts ban on pesticide that poisons children

As part of the Trump administration’s current war to overthrow Obama-era environmental regulations, this week, newly appointed EPA Chief Scott Pruitt signed an order reversing a recommendation to ban a pesticide linked to nervous system damage in children. Chlorpyrifos is sprayed on tree nuts, soybeans, corn, wheat, apples, citrus, and a number of other common crops.

In recent years, researchers have found that chlorpyrifos exposure on foods, in drinking water, and in the air can…

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