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Hawaii Bans Pesticide Linked To Childhood Developmental Delays
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14 Jun 2018 02:23 AM EST

Buzzfeed reports that Hawaii just became the first state in the US to ban a pesticide that is thought to be potentially hazardous to pregnant women and children.
Gov. David Ige signed a pesticide bill Wednesday. it includes a ban on all chemicals containing the insecticide chlorpyrifos starting in 2019.
The bill also prohibits spraying pesticides within 100 feet of schools while they're in session. In addition, it requires companies to report what pesticides they use and where.
The bill goes into effect Jan. 1, 2019. There's a three-year extension that will allow companies that apply for a permit to use chlorpyrifos.

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