Lawsuit Attempts To Get EPA To Re-evaluate Pesticide Effects On Kids
Environmental Protection Agency has been hit with a lawsuit over claims it is failing to protect children from
crop-dusting pesticide drift. Linda Wells of the Pesticide Action Network says
the suit is an effort to get the EPA to re-evaluate the potential harm to kids,
especially in rural
“Farm workers’ kids and farmers’ kids are the one who are being impacted daily and we want the EPA to evaluate the risk of pesticide-drift exposure for all pesticides, and then limit or prohibit those pesticides based on their evaluation,” Wells said.
had required the EPA to set standards to protect
children from pesticides by 2006, but Wells claims progress since that
deadline passed is not nearly enough.