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Department of Pesticide Regulation rejects Federal Court Order to ban chlorpyrifos
by Sarait Martinez
Rejecting the order of the 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court to end the use of a brain-harming pesticide, state regulators November 15th announced a set of interim recommended measures aimed at limiting exposure to the organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos, known to cause permanent brain damage in young children. But the measures fall far short of the ban many are calling for. State regulators have found that young children in California risk permanent neurotoxic effects from exposure to unsafe levels of chlorpyrifos in their food, water and air.
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