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Biden's EPA to Finally Ban Chlorpyrifos, A Toxic Pesticide

The Biden administration will ban the use of chlorpyrifos on all food crops, citing potential risks to human health.

The common insecticide has been applied to a variety of crops since the 1960s, including broccoli and cranberries, and has been linked to learning disabilities in children.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the move last week, reversing a 2017 decision by the Trump administration. For years, agricultural giants and the chemical industry have battled with environmentalists, public health experts and farmworkers over the future use of the chemical.

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Read more: Biden EPA To Ban Chlorpyrifos, a Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children