Add your name to ban chlorpyrifos nationwide
Docket no. EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0850
I urge you to reject the proposed re-registration of chlorpyrifos. As demonstrated by a large body of scientific evidence, chlorpyrifos is a toxic pesticide that negatively impacts public health and our environment.
Long-term studies reveal that children exposed to chlorpyrifos in the womb are more likely to have memory problems, attention disorders and lowered IQ. Farmworkers exposed in the fields are at higher risk of lung cancer and other serious illnesses.
It's also harmful to bees, birds and fish. Wild birds, such as ducks and robins, have trouble breeding and die from overexposure, and chlorpyrifos can build up in the tissue of fish.
Previous EPA scientists have recommended the total ban of chlorpyrifos in recent years. Please follow their recommendation and begin the cancelation process of chlorpyrifos.