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Chlorpyrifos Use to End in California

The use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos will end in California at the end of next year as a result of an agreement struck on Wednesday between the state and manufacturers.
Under the agreement with Corteva and other companies, all sales of chlorpyrifos products in California will end on Feb. 6, 2020. Growers will no longer be allowed to possess or use chlorpyrifos products in California after Dec. 31, 2020.
The state said it is applying the settlement terms and deadlines to seven other companies not part of the agreement but are subject to the cancellation order.
In May, the state announced it was moving to cancel all registrations of the pesticide, after the California Environmental Protection Agency announced the decision following a state scientific review panel’s findings that the pesticide causes “serious health effects in children and other sensitive populations at lower levels of exposure than previously understood.”
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