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    Default California defies Trump to ban pesticide linked to childhood brain damage

    Sam T. Levin
    May 8, 2019

    The EPA had moved to ban chlorpyrifos under Obama, but the Trump administration reversed that effort

    California is banning a widely used pesticide that has been linked to brain damage in children, a major victory for public health advocates who have long fought to outlaw the toxic chemical in the agricultural industry.The state ban on chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used on almonds, citrus, cotton, grapes, walnuts and other crops, follows years of research finding the chemical causes serious health effects in children, including impaired brain and neurological development. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had moved to ban the chemical under Barack Obama, but the Trump administration reversed that effort, rejecting the scientific conclusions of its own government experts.

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    Default Re: California defies Trump to ban pesticide linked to childhood brain damage

    For fear of treading into the forbidden territory of politics, suffice it to say this situation is further testament to "elections have consequences." Since the feds won't ban it, states should follow California's lead and ban the stuff.

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    Default Re: California defies Trump to ban pesticide linked to childhood brain damage

    I don't see why not. States have rights too.
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    Default Re: California defies Trump to ban pesticide linked to childhood brain damage

    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    I don't see why not. States have rights too.
    I recall in highschool U.S. history class, the teacher explained to us that the U.S. Civil War was mainly fought over states' rights, (root cause), and that slavery was a contributing issue, (symptom).
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