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EPA May Rescind Rule Barring Children from Handling Pesticides

HeadlineJan 11, 2018

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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