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EPA Proposes Reapproving Chlorpyrifos

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to continue to allow uses of a pesticide that’s been linked to brain damage in children.
In a proposed interim decision dated Thursday, the EPA continued to allow uses of the chemical chlorpyrifos, which agricultural workers can be exposed to through their jobs and that the general public can be exposed to through food.
However, the public has 60 days to comment on the proposal, meaning that it will likely be up to President-elect Joe Biden's administration to make the final decision on whether to approve the continued uses because his inauguration is just 47 days away.
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