FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082 Paul Achitoff, Earthjustice, 808-599-2436 Andrew Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety, 703-927-2826 Lori Ann Burd, Center for Biological Diversity, 847-567-4052
Children, communities and workers to benefit from long overdue phase-out of neurotoxic agricultural chemical
Washington, DC – Some 15 years after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned chlorpyrifos from residential use, the agency proposed today to ban the neurotoxic pesticide from use in agricultural fields as well. The announcement came after recent court of appeals decisions gave EPA a deadline to take meaningful action on a 2007 legal petition to ban the chemical.
Global action to substitute Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) with safer alternatives will be on the agenda of the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) that began at Geneva, Switzerland on Monday.