California bans Controversial Pesticide!

California has banned this controversial pesticide, citing several studies that have linked prenatal exposure of chlorpyrifos to lower birth weights, lower IQs, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism symptoms in children.

A federal court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban chlorpyrifos, but the Trump administration has appealed the ruling.

"Cilantro" by azmichelle is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

"Cilantro" by azmichelle is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

To protect yourself from pesticide exposure, learn more at the Dirty Dozen, buy frozen organic whenever possible, eat more cilantro, parsley, pepita seeds and drink teas such as dandelion and hibiscus.

Julie Freeman