The nation’s most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used toxic pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The move would outlaw chlorpyrifos after scientists deemed it a toxic air contaminant and discovered it to be more dangerous than previously thought.
- San Francisco Chronicle: California to block food pesticide that Trump’s EPA saved from nationwide ban
- Sacramento Bee: Newsom administration bans controversial farm pesticide defended by Trump’s EPA
- Washington Post: California to ban controversial pesticide, citing effects on child brain development