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Originally Posted: September 26, 2008
Stand Strong Against Toxic Pesticides:
Protect the Birds and the Bees
Take action by this Sunday, September 28!
Target: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Earlier this year and thanks to persistent pressure from concerned citizens like you – the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to ban carbofuran, a highly toxic pesticide that kills millions of birds each year and can cause irreversible nervous and reproductive system damage to people who work with crops that are treated with it. Now the EPA is making a bold and admirable move that will help wildlife, families and workers all over the world by banning food with traces of carbofuran from sale in the U.S.
In its decision to ban the sale of this pesticide in the United States, the EPA confirmed what scientists and conservationists have been contending for decades: carbofuran cannot be used without killing birds, bees, fish and other wildlife.
Now the Agency has concluded that even carbofuran residue on food poses unacceptable risks to public health – especially to young children. It can also cause irreversible nervous and reproductive system damage to people who work with crops that are treated with this pesticide.
Please thank the EPA for its aggressive stance against carbofuran, and urge officials to do everything they can to speed its removal from the world market.
The deadline for comments on this plan is this Monday, September 29th, so please take action today. Thank you!
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