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Home use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was banned over a decade ago because science showed it harms to childrenâEUR(TM)s developing brains and nervous systems âEUR" including reduced IQ and increased risk of autism.


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Robert Tomlinson (62)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 10:23 am
I don't know why the script was so messed up. I spent a half hour trying to make it right. Anyway, here is the entire petition.

Home use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was banned over a decade ago because science showed it harms to children’s developing brains and nervous systems — including reduced IQ and increased risk of autism. Yet use in agricultural fields across the country continues.

The science is now even stronger. Recent studies show the same risks. Yet the EPA is — inexcusably — proposing that use of the chemical continues.

Residues of this toxic pesticide are found on many fruits and vegetables, including common childhood favorites like grapes, apples and peaches. Children in rural areas are particularly at risk, since the pesticide can also drift from fields into nearby homes and schools — a risk EPA consistently underestimates.

It’s high time for EPA to take action protecting children, workers and communities across the country from this harmful chemical. The EPA is taking comments on its latest review of the health risks of chlorpyrifos. Please sign the online petition today that the UFW and a coalition of groups will hand to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in mid-March.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 10:32 am
Signed from email, noted here...Thanks for getting it out here Robert.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 10:35 am
Thank you for signing our petition to the US EPA regarding chlorpyrifos.

Robert, for the last several months we've had all sorts of trouble posting news. Although the news is a lot better to post once more, what was left is what you speak about above.

Don't place any punctuation marks in the title. Instead of children's you must write childrens. It isn't proper but it is how one must do it now to prevent the issue you see.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 10:52 am
S+S-thx Robert

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 10:58 am
Thank you for signing our petition to the US EPA regarding chlorpyrifos.

Kathryn M (108)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 11:05 am
Signed with a comment! I live in a farming state. I am new to this state and am shocked by the high number of facilities we have that serve children and adults with handicaps. We also have "dirty industry" here. Human lives are being sacrificed to business profit. I am mad about that. It is wrong. Good people everywhere need to stand up to corporations and just say, "NO!"

Terry King (113)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 11:46 am

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 12:28 pm
Signed and shared. Thanks Robert.

Sharon Davidson (371)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 3:22 pm
thank you signed

Victoria P (109)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 5:13 pm
Signed with thanks

JL A (281)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 5:14 pm
signed via email, noted; thanks for posting Robert

Athena F (131)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 6:25 pm
done thanks

Fran F (116)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 11:08 pm
Thank you for signing our petition to the US EPA regarding chlorpyrifos ~ Noted. Thank you, Robert!

Kyle Ness (0)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 12:38 am
As of now it is the only thing that works against spidermites which can literallly wipe out entire crops and gardens in the case of an outbreak. 3 years ago spidermites completely killed my entire garden while I was on vacation for 10 days. They like dry, moderate temperatures in sheltered areas where they get a start and only way to see them is to tap a leaf over a white sheet of paper. looks like tiny specs of dust moving on the paper. They also claimed half a neighbors soybean fields that year because nobody was expecting spidermite infestations. Those of us that did spray saved the crops, but using a low dosage. Does it make some applicators sick? yes if spend more than a day spraying. I don't like using it, but it's not something that is done every year anyways. More in area of every 3 to 6 yrs and only due to spidermite and or soybean aphid infestations. Take note gardeners, Pyrethroids have no control against spidermites, it actually just pisses them off, end up producing more females.

Kyle Ness (0)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 12:44 am
Historic use of this here.. 1989, 1991, 1992 root maggot control, grasshoppers. 2004 soybean aphids. 2008 soybean aphids, spidermites. 2011 spot spray spidermites. alternate insecticide for soybean aphids. 2014 soybean aphids, spidermites.

Shirley S (187)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 1:04 am
N&S & noting Kyle's comments with interest.

Dogan Ozkan (2)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 1:26 am
noted and signed

Sherri G (128)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 2:26 am
noted and signed TY

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 3:05 am
For ourselves and our future as well

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 5:21 am

Winn Adams (179)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 6:20 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 7:00 am
S&N, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 7:02 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 12:08 pm
signed and noted thanks

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 2:16 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Robert.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 2:44 pm
Gladly signed.

Anne K (139)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 5:45 pm
Signed this via an email from UFW . Thanks, Robert.

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 5:56 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Angeles Madrazo (298)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 5:59 pm

Dori C (17)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 6:47 pm

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Friday February 27, 2015, 3:19 am
Signed. Thanks Robert.

Darlene W (289)
Friday February 27, 2015, 7:23 am
Noted and signed--thank you Robert.

Kyle Ness (0)
Friday February 27, 2015, 9:51 pm
However, I can't sign this.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Saturday February 28, 2015, 9:04 am

Vivian B (169)
Saturday February 28, 2015, 1:18 pm
Signed and SHARED! I have a grandchild with ADHD and it ain't fun! We have to find a better way to control pests or we will have nothing to eat!

David C (80)
Wednesday March 4, 2015, 8:31 am
surprised I haven't done this earlier, but may have done via direct done again.
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