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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

May 27, 2018 Margaret Morton
May 27, 2018 manuela wolter
May 27, 2018 Ananya Boonyarattaphun
May 27, 2018 Antoinette Rainoldi
May 27, 2018 MARISA BRAVO
May 27, 2018 mesut subasi
May 27, 2018 belllinda rolf-jansen
May 27, 2018 Elisabeth Björklund
May 27, 2018 Kay Fisher
May 27, 2018 A. O.Schaller
May 27, 2018 angelika wegner
May 27, 2018 Marina Kotelnikova
May 27, 2018 Шана Шарпей
May 27, 2018 antonio martin
May 27, 2018 EvaMaria Genovese
May 27, 2018 Sabine Möhler
May 26, 2018 Annamaria Venditti
May 26, 2018 SANDRY SAMPER
May 26, 2018 Sanand Dilip
May 26, 2018 Albeniz Pérez
May 26, 2018 Liliana fiorini
May 26, 2018 Gerlinde Holzer
May 26, 2018 Angela Fricke
May 26, 2018 Stephanie Dejou
May 26, 2018 Sigrid Müller
May 26, 2018 carole MASSENET
May 26, 2018 Petra Hegenscheidt
May 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2018 yolanda schultes
May 26, 2018 sandra rus ortiz
May 22, 2018 Carlos Ospina
May 21, 2018 M T
May 20, 2018 Sue White
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2018 Sabrina Lester-Granger
May 15, 2018 Leila Martirez
May 14, 2018 Lisa Delabre
May 14, 2018 laura Haworth
May 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2018 Jane Davidson
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 12, 2018 Kim Van
May 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2018 Marta Sloane Please ban use of glyphosphates as well as other organophosphate pesticides. they cause serious damage to humans and animals. Thank you!
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2018 Christine Elie
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
May 1, 2018 gabriele jefferson

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