12 Jan '18, 6pm

EPA Rule Change Would Expose Teenagers to Highly Toxic Chemicals

EPA Rule Change Would Expose Teenagers to Highly Toxic Chemicals By Farron Cousins The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) is taking aim at two rules designed to prevent exposure to toxic chemicals by workers under the age of 18. The agency has filed notices with the federal register of its intent to either tweak or outright eliminate these protections for underage workers. The first rule the agency is looking to change is one the Obama administration adopted in 2015 which prohibited farmworkers under the age of 18 from handling and dispersing certain pesticides deemed too toxic for public sale. Typically, the pesticides used on large agricultural sites contain far more potent and toxic chemicals, and these pesticides are only available for sale to commercial farms due to their toxicity. These are known as "restricted use" pesticides, and the EPA provides a full li...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-toxic-chemicals-2524874491.html

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