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Sponsored by: Earthjustice

Earthjustice and a broad coalition of partners have been fighting for years to convince the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban an entire class of poisonous neurotoxic pesticides. Every year, these pesticides, called organophosphates, poison farmworkers and others who come into contact with them in communities near agricultural fields.

Over the past decade, an extensive body of scientific evidence from institutions like UC Berkeley and Columbia University shows that even at minimal levels of exposure organophosphates damage children's brains and lead to such alarming deficits as reduced IQ, autism and attention disorders.

After multiple Earthjustice lawsuits, the EPA has finally started the process of banning food uses of one of the most widely used of these pesticides, called chlorpyrifos. But it's time for the agency to ban not just all uses of chlorpyrifos, but this entire class of neurotoxic pesticides, to keep them out of our food, our drinking water, our schools and yards, and our bodies.

A total ban is what communities need and deserve, especially the farmworker communities that have disproportionately borne the burdens of pesticide poisonings and learning and memory impairments in their children.

We can't let these pesticides continue to poison people. Take action today.

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Ban organophosphate pesticides now

To: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

I urge the EPA to ban all uses of all neurotoxic organophosphate pesticides immediately.

This class of pesticides has been proven to cause neurodevelopmental harm to children. They poison farmworkers and others in surrounding communities every year when they're sprayed in agricultural fields. The EPA recently acknowledged the overwhelming and extremely alarming evidence that exposure to these pesticides damages development of children's brains. It's time to act to protect children from reduced IQ, delayed development, autism and attention disorders associated with these dangerous pesticides.

The EPA should take immediate steps to ban these brain-damaging pesticides in order to:

  • Protect children from learning and memory impairments
  • Protect communities from pesticide poisonings when the pesticides drift off crops and into nearby neighborhoods and schools
  • Prevent contamination of our food with these pesticides
  • Prevent contamination of drinking water with these pesticides
  • Prevent worker poisonings and harm to their children

Action on these toxic chemicals is long overdue. I urge you to ensure that your agency moves quickly to ban these toxic pesticides now.

Thank you for your consideration of this important issue.

Petition Signatures

Dec 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2017 Bonnie Robson
Dec 14, 2017 Leah Robinson
Dec 14, 2017 Peggy Taranenko
Dec 14, 2017 Dr. C.L. Creech
Dec 14, 2017 Deborah Crump
Dec 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2017 marja hartzell
Dec 14, 2017 Christina M.
Dec 14, 2017 Katherine Boas
Dec 14, 2017 Desiree Tanis
Dec 14, 2017 Iryna Andreychuk
Dec 14, 2017 Michele b
Dec 14, 2017 Shari Goss
Dec 14, 2017 Eyad Buhaissi
Dec 14, 2017 Jennifer Haegeman
Dec 14, 2017 Scarlet Long, R.N. Our babies, human and otherwise, are worth much MORE than money!!!!!!!!!! STOP POISONING NOW!!!!!
Dec 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2017 monique briard
Dec 14, 2017 Isabella Miranda
Dec 14, 2017 ariane algoet
Dec 14, 2017 Jasmine Vaught STOP WITH THE POISON. We live in 21st Century, there are other methods available that don't harm children, workers, and environment. WAKE UP
Dec 14, 2017 Emily Brown
Dec 14, 2017 Lillyam Barberi
Dec 14, 2017 Kinberly Hum
Dec 14, 2017 Marsha Prince
Dec 14, 2017 Linda Park Ban these pesticides now before it is too late.
Dec 14, 2017 Graham Gove
Dec 14, 2017 Sophie Poe
Dec 14, 2017 Terry Dyck Pesticides cause cancer and many other diseases and they are not necessary as there are alternatives
Dec 14, 2017 Abdullah Goldstein
Dec 14, 2017 vince anderson
Dec 14, 2017 Jeanne Ralston
Dec 14, 2017 Pharaoh Law
Dec 14, 2017 Lynne Rous
Dec 14, 2017 Oreo Law
Dec 14, 2017 Rezki Law
Dec 14, 2017 Sparkle Law
Dec 14, 2017 Chanel Law
Dec 14, 2017 Julie Henderson
Dec 14, 2017 Chi2 Law
Dec 14, 2017 Huney Goh
Dec 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2017 Bushra Qureshi
Dec 14, 2017 Erika DeAngelo
Dec 14, 2017 Carol Springer
Dec 14, 2017 Alexandre Pereira
Dec 14, 2017 Ann Morehouse
Dec 14, 2017 cindy marvin protect usa, don't kill usa

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