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EPA Says Common Pesticide Has Neurotoxic Dangers, But No Ban Is In Place Yet
An outpouring of scientific studies has demonstrated a link between exposure to common pesticides used in mass agriculture and altered neurodevelopment in children. When toddlers or their pregnant mothers come into contact with chlorpyrifos, a chemical used in common pesticides, it can result in a host of lifelong disorders and symptoms, including autism, ADHD, Parkinson’s-like tremors, and lower intelligence. After years of growing scientific consensus and public outcry, and despite resistance from chemical giant Dow, the EPA may be finally poised to take action.