Ban the Use of Toxic Pesticides

Target: Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Ban the use of toxic pesticides linked to birth defects in children.

A toxic pesticide that is harmful to brain development in children will continue to be sprayed on foods after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a petition to ban its use. The chemical is called chlorpyrifos, and is a pesticide belonging to Dow Chemical.

EPA scientists conducted health studies and concluded that ingesting even a minuscule amount of this pesticide interferes with brain development in fetuses and infants, and causes birth defects. However, the EPA has chosen to disregard this review, and continue to allow the chemical to be widely used as a pesticide and sprayed directly on food products. Sign below to demand that this decision be reversed and this dangerous pesticide banned.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Administrator Pruitt,

The use of chlorpyrifos, Dow Chemical’s widely used pesticide, has been determined by scientists to be detrimental to the brain development of children. It is irresponsible to continue to allow the use of this chemical.

Health studies indicating that ingesting even a tiny amount of chlorpyrifos can harm the development of fetuses and infants, and cause birth defects. In spite of this, you denied the petition to ban the chemical, endangering America’s children as the pesticide continues to be sprayed on foods across the country. I urge you to reverse this decision, and ban the use of this toxic and dangerous pesticide.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Zeynel Cebeci

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5 Comments

  1. If you know these are toxic chemicals, why are you still using them? Idiots!

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    abolish toxins now!

  3. This proves that Scott Pruitt head of the EPA doesn’t care one bit about children.

  4. Come on EPA, there are so many other alternatives to use than chemicals! !! Putting fish in waterways instead of spraying for mosquitoes and using good ole manure with azomite for fertilizers! !

  5. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️?

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