EPA is taking another look at chlorpyrifos, and it’s about time. Scientists have known for years that it's especially harmful to children’s developing brains — that's why it was banned from home use back in 2001.
But 8-10 million pounds are still applied every year in agricultural fields, putting rural children in harm's way and leaving residue on apples, broccoli, strawberries and many other crops. EPA's current review overlooks the strong science showing that this pesticide can be very, very damaging to children — even at extremely low levels.
Due to widespread public concern, the agency has extended the period for public comment on this review for an extra 60 days. Sign the petition below, and we'll deliver it before the comment period closes on May 7th. It’s time to protect our kids!