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  • EPA Phase Out Can’t Come Quickly Enough for ‘DDT’s Cousin’

    endo_women_nursery[2]Viji Sundaram for New America Media: The use of the pesticide endosulfan, dubbed “DDT’s cousin,” has diminished around the world. In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began a six-year phase out of the chemical.¬† But in the United States, it is still legal to use the chemical at farms growing strawberries, pineapples, broccoli and other crops. Meanwhile, some agricultural workers are getting sick.

    [Reporting sponsored by The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.]

    Photo credit: Farmworker Association of Florida.

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