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    Default Hawaii Becomes First State in the U.S. to Ban the Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

    Center for Food Safety
    May. 02, 2018

    Tuesday Hawaii made history, as it became the first state in the U.S. to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a highly toxic neurotoxin that causes significant damage to brain development in children. The pesticide's detrimental health effects led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Obama administration to propose banning all of its agricultural uses, but the Pruitt-led EPA under the current administration reversed this pledge. The bill, SB3095, is a significant first step in protecting public health from pesticide harms for the State of Hawaii. In addition to banning chlorpyrifos, SB3095 requires all users of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs) to report usage of these pesticides, and mandates minimum 100-foot no-spray zones for RUPs around schools during school hours.

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    Default Re: Hawaii Becomes First State in the U.S. to Ban the Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

    This is great news, especially for our children. How can agrachemical companies be so greedy, knowing the harm that this chemical can bring to children??

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