Toxic Farm Chemicals Linked to Brain Damage in Children

Children may develop permanent side-effects from exposure to dangerous farm chemicals, including brain damage, memory loss, autism, and ADHD. If affected you may be eligible for meaningful financial compensation.

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Current State of CPS

In August 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a statement announcing it would ban the use of the chlorpyrifos pesticide (also known as CPS) on all food crops.

This dangerous farm chemical has been linked to serious and permanent health issues in children, including:

  • Neurological Problems
  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Brain Damage
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Autism
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CPS has been used by farmers and farm workers as a pesticide and insecticide since 1965, primarily on common fruit and vegetable crops:

  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Asparagus
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Cilantro
  • Collard Greens
  • Cranberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Beans
  • Green Onions
  • Honey
  • Nectarines
  • Onions
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Summer Squash
  • Bell Peppers
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips

Side Effects From CPS Exposure Include Both Short and Long Term Effects

Before 2000, it was also used in American households to keep homes free from ants, roaches, mosquitos, and other insects.

Exposure to CPS at low levels may cause serious harm over time, with the risk being greatest for children under the age of 2 and the unborn children of pregnant women who are exposed to this potentially dangerous farm chemical.

Methods of exposure to CPS that may cause serious and permanent harm:

  • Inhalation
  • Food consumption
  • Water consumption
  • Residential exposure

Chlorpyrifos has been sold under the following product names:

  • Lorsban®
  • Lock-On®
  • Cobalt®
  • Dursban®
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An overdue step to protect public health...

Michael Regan, the U.S. EPA Administrator, called this ban "an overdue step to protect public health" from this toxic pesticide tied to neurological harm in children.

The European Union and several states have already banned CPS, but despite a valiant effort by farmworkers and those advocating to protect innocent citizens to put a permanent end to the use of CPS in the United States, the EPA has not taken action... until now.

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