Chlorpyrifos is toxic and persistent, including causing brain damage in children. After being banned in the EU and the US, sales and use ended within months. Health Canada is allowing three more years of use in Canada.
Prevent Cancer Now and Safe Food Matters launched a judicial review of Health Canada’s May 2021 decision to allow a 3-year phase-out of the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos. They are represented in the case by Ecojustice.
By Meg Sears (PCN) and Mary Lou McDonald (Safe Food Matters) in the National Observer.
May 13, 2021 saw a ray of hope for public and environmental health in Canada. After 53 years of use, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) quietly issued a three-year plan to ban the persistent, toxic insecticide chlorpyrifos.