EPA May Rescind Rule Barring Children from Handling Pesticides

HeadlineJan 11, 2018
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The Trump administration is clearing the way for teenage farmworkers to handle dangerous pesticides while on the job. EPA Chief Scott Pruitt is considering the change, which would reverse a 2015 rule that requires anyone working with agricultural pesticides to be at least 18 years old. Doctors warn many pesticides carry a risk of cancer and can impact the developing brains of children.

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