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chlorpyrifos the pesticide the epa would not ban
Pesticides, Researched Perspectives

The Pesticide the EPA didn’t ban

Earlier this year, the EPA denied a petition to ban the use of Chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide, on food crops in the United States.1-3 This was surprising because, last year, the EPA concluded that there was “sufficient evidence that there are neurodevelopment effects occurring at chlorpyrifos exposure levels below (the current […]

understanding pesticides on produce
Pesticides, Produce, Researched Perspectives

Pesticides and Produce

Pesticides are chemicals designed to kill living organisms (insects, rodents, plants, etc), which makes them inherently toxic. The primary way children are exposed to pesticides is through the foods they eat.1 Although rinsing fruits and vegetables is a common household practice, rinsing produce reduces some but not all pesticide residues to varying degrees but […]