Members of the European Parliament voted against the draft text for a Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation (SUR), following a substantial hollowing out of the draft law. This is worrying news for health.
The chemical chlorpyrifos has serious negative effects on our health, especially for children. Yet it is one of the most commonly used pesticides in Europe and its residues are often present in fruits, vegetables, cereals and dairy products, as well as drinking water.
Exposure to it, even in small doses, can impact children’s brain development and hormonal systems. Scientists have linked it to developmental delays in children, working memory loss, and increased risk of autism.
Now the governments of the European Union are deciding whether to relicense this dangerous chemical. HEAL has joined an all-star coalition with Générations Futures, SumOfUs and the European and German branch of the Pesticide Action Network to launch a petition to ban chlorpyrifos.
Will you help stop this terrible pesticide? Sign the petition!