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EPA denies request to ban controversial insecticide

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EPA has again refused to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, concluding that the science around the potential health risks is unresolved and doesn't warrant pulling the controversial pesticide from the market. The move will no doubt continue a legal battle over the chemical that stretches back more than a decade as environmentalists and farmworker advocates remain convinced the potential neurological harms justify a ban on agricultural uses.

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