Tell EPA to Ban Chlorpyrifos

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Help Us Ensure Chlorpyrifos is Banned!

Chlorpyrifos is a dangerous insecticide, widely used on a variety of crops, including strawberries, apples, wheat, and Christmas trees. Chlorpyrifos is a neurotoxin – damaging the brains and nervous systems of those who are exposed. Farm workers, rural communities, children, pregnant mothers and endangered wildlife are especially at risk when coming in contact with this chemical. 

NCAP has been working to end chlorpyrifos use for almost 15 years! We sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement restrictions to protect endangered salmon species and helped allies ban chlorpyrifos in Oregon. Now, a federal court has ordered EPA to stop ignoring the hazards and ban all food uses or provide evidence that it’s safe. The science clearly shows that there is no safe level for chlorpyrifos, with even small residues on foods harming children.

At the advice of their own scientists, EPA almost banned chlorpyrifos several years ago. But the Trump administration put industry profit before community and environmental health and refused to take action. We have an opportunity today to protect children, farm workers, and endangered salmon and ban all food uses of chlorpyrifos! NCAP will send a petition to the EPA with your comments included.

Petition Text:

I urge the Environmental Protection Agency to follow through with the 9th Circuit’s order and ban chlorpyrifos now. EPA should have taken action to ban all food uses of chlorpyrifos a long time ago and people and wildlife have been harmed by it during the last decade of inaction from the government. 

While states like Oregon, California, Hawaii, and New York have stepped in to end use of chlorpyrifos, they cannot prevent residues of chlorpyrifos on the foods that cross into their states or prevent chlorpyrifos from entering their waterways. Only EPA can do that.

Exposing children, farm workers, agricultural communities and endangered salmon to this toxic chemical must end today. I urge you to follow your founding principles and ban chlorpyrifos to protect community and environmental health.

195 signatures

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  • David Isaac
    signed 2021-05-27 08:57:26 -0700
  • Erik Swartzendruber
    signed 2021-05-21 21:02:15 -0700
  • Elaine Archambeau
    signed 2021-05-20 18:23:01 -0700
  • Angela Stapleton
    signed 2021-05-20 18:12:56 -0700
  • Brie Huling
    signed 2021-05-20 12:16:41 -0700
  • Cedar Rose Kramer
    signed 2021-05-20 11:14:33 -0700
    Please act now
  • Evelyn Werner
    signed 2021-05-20 11:02:39 -0700
  • Laura Ray
    signed 2021-05-20 10:11:06 -0700
    Please take action and stop poisoning our children, farmworkers and others most impacted by chlorpyrifos- AND please help stop the poisoning of wildlife and environment!
  • Shannon Rudolph
    signed 2021-05-20 09:54:29 -0700
  • Patricia Tratebas
    signed 2021-05-19 21:57:00 -0700
  • Rexann Dubiel Shanahan
    signed 2021-05-19 20:36:22 -0700
    Please…stop the poisoning of the people, especially children!
  • veronica hutchinson
    @Ronigirl29 tweeted link to this page. 2021-05-19 20:34:49 -0700
  • veronica Smith
    signed 2021-05-19 20:34:36 -0700
  • Fern Holland
    signed 2021-05-19 16:34:39 -0700
  • Jennifer Eisele
    signed 2021-05-19 15:14:29 -0700
    EPA should revoke registration and phase out all formulations of this pesticide immediately
  • Catherine Cummings
    signed 2021-05-19 15:13:03 -0700
    It is past time to ban chlorpyrifos.
  • Alexis Luckey
    signed 2021-05-19 14:34:54 -0700
  • Krystal Abrams
    signed 2021-05-19 13:48:59 -0700
  • Ruth Berlin
    signed 2021-05-19 13:23:12 -0700
  • Olivia Thomas
    signed 2021-05-19 12:05:06 -0700
    Please ban immediately. Now, there is substantial scientific evidence that this dangers associated with this chemical outweigh any benefits.
  • Andrea Stapleton
    signed 2021-05-19 11:40:02 -0700
  • Sharalyn Peterson
    signed 2021-05-19 11:18:42 -0700
    This dangerous chemical needs to be banned today, please listen to the science and the courts!
  • Ashley Chesser
    signed 2021-05-19 11:12:51 -0700
    As a mother of two young children, I am especially concerned about the risks that chlorpyrifos pose to kids’ developing brains. The EPA conducted a human health risk assessment in 2016 and found that in an average diet Americans unknowingly consume high amounts of chlorpyrifos. Among the finding is the shocking statistic that children ages one to two consume chlorpyrifos in food at levels 140 times their “safe” level. Please listen to your scientists and the courts and ban chlorpyrifos today!