Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fwd: Urge Congress: Protect Birds, Ban Chlorpyrifos!

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From: American Bird Conservancy <info@abcbirds.org>
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 6:11 pm
Subject: Urge Congress: Protect Birds, Ban Chlorpyrifos!

Protect Birds, Ban Chlorpyrifos
Dear Peter,
Chlorpyrifos — a dangerous neurotoxic pesticide used on fruits and vegetables — has been killing birds and poisoning children and farmworkers for the past half-century. In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that chlorpyrifos is likely to adversely affect 97 percent of all endangered wildlife, including more than 100 bird species.
The time is now to tell Congress that chlorpyrifos has no place in our food supply. Add your voice to our effort to protect families, workers and wildlife from this toxic insecticide.
The EPA was on course to ban chlorpyrifos. But in March 2017, the agency's new administrator extended its registration for another five years — reversing the recommendation of the EPA's own scientists.
Concerned Senators and Representatives are working with the scientific community to get this toxic pesticide off the market. The "Protect Children, Farmers & Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act" (S. 1624 in the Senate and H.R. 3380 in the House of Representatives) would prohibit the use of chlorpyrifos by amending the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that oversees food safety.
Please act now to protect the health of America's families, birds, and other wildlife by urging your U.S. Senators and Representative to ban chlorpyrifos! Thank you.
Cynthia Palmer
American Bird Conservancy
Director, Pesticide Science and Regulation Program
American Bird Conservancy
PO Box 249
The Plains, Virginia 20198
(540) 253-5780
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