TAKE ACTION: THIS TOXIC PESTICIDE IS POISONING OUR FOOD, CHILDREN, AND WORKERS
In a move that will put almost anyone who comes into contact with many common foods at risk, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has refused to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, or or CPF Nerve Gas for short.
Based on many scientific studies, the EPA determined that even very low levels of exposure to CPF nerve gas can cause irreparable harm and damage children’s developing brains.
But Pruitt refuses to ban this dangerous chemical from our food, a decision that neglects the agency’s own science and puts millions at risk.
CPF nerve gas contaminates our food and water, and agricultural workers and families in rural communities are at the front lines of exposure to this neurotoxic chemical. Exposing children to CPF results in reduced IQ, loss of working memory and attention deficit disorders. Workers poisoned by CPF experience vomiting, muscle cramps and twitching, tremors and weakness. This neurotoxic pesticide was banned for residential use 17 years ago, so why would the EPA continue to allow it to be used on farms, where it can poison everything it touches?
GreenLatinos will hold the EPA accountable until a full ban is in place. Join us in urging the government to keep this toxic pesticide out of our food, our water, our schools and yards, and our bodies.
The language of the petition is below: