Get This Dangerous Pesticide Banned for Good
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Get This Dangerous Pesticide Banned for Good

Broccoli crops

Over 5 million pounds of a pesticide named chlorpyrifos are used on crops in the United States each year. Originally derived from a Nazi nerve gas, chlorpyrifos is so harmful that children of mothers exposed during pregnancy are three times as likely to develop autism and face potential IQ loss by age 7.

Despite the well-documented harm caused by this pesticide, Trump's EPA has decided to reverse a proposed ban of chlorpyrifos for use on food — because Dow Chemical, maker of chlorpyrifos and a major donor to the Trump inauguration, asked for a favor.

Can you help us get chlorpyrifos banned for good?

Senator Udall of New Mexico has introduced a bill in the Senate that would finally ban all uses of chlorpyrifos. Using the form on this page, tell your senators to support Sen. Udall's Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017.

Please take action by Dec. 29, 2017.

Photo of broccoli crops courtesy USDA.

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