The Environmental Protection Agency is banning the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on U.S. food crops. According to the EPA, the pesticide has been associated with potential neurological affects in children. In a statement, EPA said after the delays and denials of the prior administration, the agency will follow science and put health and safety first. The Trump administration’s EPA denied a 2007 petition to revoke the pesticide. The Biden administration’s EPA issued a notice of intent to cancel food uses. The final rule is available online and the language will take effect 60 days from being published in the Federal Register.
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