27 Feb '18, 4pm

Sierra Club statement: EPA to Close Toxics Research Center that Protects Children’s Health https://t.co/yVoDDBg3sj

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, it was announced that the Environmental Protection Agency is closing the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER). The program provides millions of dollars in grants each year, and through fellowships, studies the effects of chemicals on children’s health. This closure is not the first time Trump’s EPA has stood by the chemical industry. Last year, EPA administrator Pruitt rejected a ban on chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to reduced IQ, developmental delay and increased risk of learning disabilities in children . The EPA recently reversed restrictions on the use of this pesticide , called chlorpyrifos , shortly after meeting with officials from Dow. Trump nominated Michael Dourson to head the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution, the division that oversees the chemical industry. Dourson spent much of his professional career w...

Full article: https://www.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2018/02/epa-clo...

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