Breaking911 Reported—– WASHINGTON – The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency refused Wednesday to ban a commonly used pesticide that the Obama administration had sought to outlaw based on mounting concerns about its risks to human health.
–The chemical chlorpyrifos, also known as Lorsban, has been used by farmers for more than a half-century to kill pests on a range of crops, from broccoli to strawberries to citrus trees. The EPA banned its spraying indoors to combat household bugs more than a decade ago. But only in recent years did the agency seek to ban its use in agriculture, after growing scientific evidence that prenatal exposure can pose risks to fetal brain and nervous system development. Follow The Link For The Full Report. -EH