The Environmental Protection Agency finally bows to consumer pressure and bans a common pesticide. Clinical medical professor Gina Solomon has the details.
As far back as 1996, researchers had documented that a popular insecticide, chlorpyrifos caused health problems in children. Why then, did it take the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency nearly twenty five years to ban the product, as the agency finally did on August 18, 2021? Gina Solomon is a former regulator at the California Environmental Protection Agency and served as a senior scientist for the Natural Resources Defense Council from 1996 to 2012. She is currently a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco.