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Farmworker advocates ask EPA to ban widely used, highly toxic pesticide

Farmworker and health groups submitted a petition to EPA urging the agency to immediately suspend the use of chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide implicated in acute farmworker poisonings.
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