Tell the EPA: Don't expand the use of this "extremely hazardous" pesticide
I strongly oppose expanding the use of the pesticide aldicarb to 400,000 acres of citrus trees in Florida and Texas.
Decades of evidence demonstrate aldicarb's dangers to public health. The insecticide is known to contaminate drinking water and leave residues on food. High levels of exposure to aldicarb can cause brain damage in children.
Aldicarb is banned in 100 countries, and it's considered "extremely hazardous" by the World Health Organization. The U.S. must maintain aldicarb restrictions to keep the public safe.
I urge the Environmental Protection Agency to deny this application and maintain current restrictions on aldicarb.