Finally. It only took nine years of sitting on a lawsuit before the Environmental Protection agency decided to ban toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos on the day of the court-ordered deadline, according to Beyond Pesticides.
Produced by Dow, the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos–also known as Dursban–has been under attack for some time. The rule would prohibit its use in agriculture 15 years after consumer use–such as home fumigation–was phased out. However, the neurotoxin can still be used on golf courses, turf and for mosquito control.