Senators Rebuke EPA Plan To Let Kids Handle Pesticides Again

Since when did EPA come to mean “Environmental Poisoning Agency”?  Speechless…..how perverse…..”work performed by minors tends to be cheaper than work done by adults.” See the letter that a group of 28 Senators wrote below….27 Democrats and 1 independent. No parent would let their children be exposed to toxic chemicals but the Farm Bureau thinks it’s good business? Farmworkers already have 50-70% higher cancer rates and their children have 3 times higher asthma rates.

“According to disclosure records, the American Farm Bureau lobbied Trump’s EPA on the rules after Obama’s EPA finalized them, suggesting they weren’t happy with the tighter regulations. Supporters of the age restrictions told HuffPost in January that growers probably want to remove them because work performed by minors tends to be cheaper than work done by adults………In addition to the age minimums, regulators are also considering scrapping what’s known as the “right to know” provision of the pesticide rule.”

 

Senators Rebuke EPA Plan To Let Kids Handle Pesticides Again

If regulators remove the age restrictions, minors could work with pesticides that aren’t even sold to the general public because of how toxic they are.

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