Chlorpyrifos on food is lowering IQs. It's time to act.
  • Petitioned Lisa Jackson

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Lisa Jackson

Chlorpyrifos on food is lowering IQs. It's time to act.

    1. Petition by

      Pesticide Action Network North America

As kids head back to school this fall, many will find learning an extra challenge. Scientists now estimate that as many as ¼ of all U.S. children may have lower IQs due to eating foods sprayed with pesticides like chlorpyrifos.

This is both frightening and fixable.

Chlorpyrifos food residue is the leading driver of dietary risk both because of its neurotoxic effects, and because so much is used. Ten million pounds of chlorpyrifos are applied to apples, peaches, sweet peppers and many other crops in the U.S. every year. The vast majority of us — including children — carry breakdown products of the chemical in our bodies.

Tell EPA it's time. This month our public officials are finally reviewing the health risks of chlorpyrifos, in response to a lawsuit PAN and our partners filed in 2007. Add your name to our petition urging EPA to act now on this dangerous chemical that puts our children at risk.

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    • Sarah Nelson ALLOWAY, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      This country is dumbed down enough as it is, please don't worsen it.

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    • angie partis NORFOLK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      People should be nourished by the food they eat and be given every opportunity to reach their full potential, not made sick by it.

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      That' all I needed was to hear that we are getting even more poison in our foods.

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    • Quinn Montana HUNTSVILLE, AR
      • about 3 years ago

      Get man-made chemicals out of our foods!!

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