California did it. Can your state do it, too?
This week, California regulators said that beginning November 8, manufacturers of the pesticide chlorpyrifos can no longer sell the brain-damaging pesticide in the state. Distributors have to stop selling it by Feb. 6, 2020, and it will be against the law to use it beginning Dec. 31, 2020.
Chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic organophosphate insecticide that, even at very low levels, has been linked to severe birth defects, brain damage and mental disorders in children, including ADHD and autism, was banned in the U.S. under the Obama adminsistration.
Then along came Trump and his “pay for play” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Now it’s up to the states. Could yours be next?