EPA bans pesticide linked to health problems in children

  • FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo soybeans are harvested near Wamego, Kan. The Biden administration said Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, that it was banning use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide long targeted by environmentalists because it poses risks to children and farm workers. Chlorpyrifos is applied on numerous crops, including soybeans, fruit and nut trees, broccoli and cauliflower. It has been linked to potential brain damage in children.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

The Biden administration said Wednesday it was banning use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide long targeted by environmentalists, on food crops because it poses risks to children and farm workers.

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