TELL EPA TO BAN THE PESTICIDE CHLORPYRIFOS
Farmworker children often accompany their parents into the fields after school and on weekends. Toddlers, whose parents have no daycare money or opportunities, are often in the fields beside their parents all day while Mom and Dad harvest our fruits and vegetables. For ten years, EPA has known that the pesticide chlorpyrifos is harmful to children. Because of this, it was banned for residential use years ago, yet EPA continues to allow its use in agricultural production, putting farmworker children, their parents and the developing fetus at great risk.
Now, we have a chance to tell EPA ‘no more chlorpyrifos – not in our homes or in our fields!’ To protect farmworkers, the EPA must ban chlorpyrifos now. Join us in signing the petition to EPA. (Sign on here)