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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

Oct 23, 2017 Claudia Gehre
Oct 21, 2017 Susan Nieto
Oct 21, 2017 David Dunkleberger
Oct 21, 2017 Elyce Waters
Oct 21, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Oct 21, 2017 AnaMaria Toberman
Oct 20, 2017 RJ SIGALE
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Oct 20, 2017 Olya Almazova
Oct 18, 2017 Gabriella Fedra
Oct 18, 2017 Judith Zinn
Oct 18, 2017 Sara Valade
Oct 18, 2017 KP Power
Oct 18, 2017 George Peters
Oct 18, 2017 Annelie Lindström
Oct 18, 2017 Venkata Chalapathy Chandrappa
Oct 18, 2017 Christina Votta
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Oct 18, 2017 Joanne Raby
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Oct 18, 2017 Amy St. Clair
Oct 18, 2017 Luigi Iannucci
Oct 17, 2017 Heather Suffron
Oct 17, 2017 Susan Ford
Oct 17, 2017 Pamela Wood
Oct 17, 2017 Irene Lopez
Oct 17, 2017 kathy Harrier
Oct 17, 2017 D Faulkner
Oct 17, 2017 Jacqueline McNeese It is disgusting and horrifying how much people are being poisoned, especially children.
Oct 17, 2017 Elena Aliverti
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Oct 17, 2017 Evelyn Chuter
Oct 17, 2017 Leslie Lohr
Oct 17, 2017 Patrice Marsille-Franey
Oct 17, 2017 Nurit Dagan
Oct 17, 2017 Robin Shepard
Oct 17, 2017 Jean Kuntz
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Oct 17, 2017 Carmen Rodriguez
Oct 17, 2017 Emily Haseltine
Oct 17, 2017 Jeanette Bernard
Oct 17, 2017 janine pol
Oct 17, 2017 Shreshtha Jain
Oct 17, 2017 Amy Agzarian please do the right thing for the planet, we cannot continue to put poison into the ground, water and air without dire consequence
Oct 17, 2017 Heidi Wollum
Oct 16, 2017 Terri Robb
Oct 15, 2017 Peter Simon
Oct 14, 2017 Edward FLOUNOY
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun

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