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Canada Bans Use of Toxic Pesticide

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Temporary workers plant strawberries on a farm in Mirabel, Quebec, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. © 2020 Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP Last week, the Canadian government quietly released a three-year plan to phase out use of the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. As Human Rights Watch has reported, the health risks associated with exposure to chlorpyrifos are well-documented. These include increased risk of neurodevelopmental conditions such as learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) following prenatal exposure, and links to cancer, endocrine…

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