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August 18, 2021EPA to ban food use of pesticide linked to brain damage

Advocates for farmworker rights were particularly vocal about the decision’s implications. Jeannie Economos, a project coordinator for the Farmworker Association of Florida, praised EPA’s plan as "robust" and key to ensuring protections for workers and their families. “Farmworker children in rural areas are just as valuable as children anywhere in the world, and it is unconscionable that it has taken so long to provide equal protection to these beautiful, yet vulnerable children in our agricultural communities," Economos said.

 

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