Ban of deadly insecticide reversed by Trump Administration

Chlorpyrifos, an insecticide widely used in central Illinois, was scheduled to become a banned substance in the spring. That ban was rescinded by the Trump administration, so this neurotoxin can still be used on agriculture crops, golf courses and road medians.

Chlorpyrifos is a nerve agent that damages the brains of children and also kills insects.

A columnist with The New York Times calls chlorpyrifos “Dow Chemical Company’s Nerve Gas Pesticide.” Here is a link to that column by Nicholas Kristof:

Here is a link to an article by Clare Howard that ran in 100Reporters about chlorpyrifos drift in central Illinois:


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