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New York Finalizes Regulations Banning Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

July 21, 2021, 3:44 PM

New York State will fully ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos by the end of the month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on Wednesday.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation finalized regulations to phase out the chemical, which has been linked to neurological damage in children and has been banned for home use nationally since 2001.

  • Chlorpyrifos is one of the most common pesticides, and is used on a wide array of crops such as corn, apples, and almonds. A federal appeals court in April ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban chlorpyrifos residue in food, or determine how much to ...

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