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The EPA Will Not Ban a Pesticide That Can Harm Kids’ Brains

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TThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided on July 18 to keep the pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market, despite numerous studies linking it to brain disorders in children. In a move cheered by chemical manufacturers and agribusiness firms, the agency said there wasn’t enough evidence to tie chlorpyrifos…

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Casey Williams

Casey Williams is a freelance writer covering climate, environment, and labor politics. He has written for The New York Times, HuffPost, VICE and more.