Ecojustice has just filed a lawsuit to ban the selling and use of the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos in Canada.
Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide that is sprayed on staple food crops like wheat and potatoes. It has been proven to be harmful to human health and is notorious for its potential to cause brain damage in children.
In spite of these risks, Health Canada plans to allow chlorpyrifos to be used in Canada for three more years. This so-called “phase-out” period is excessive, given the known threat this pesticide poses to human health.
That’s why Ecojustice lawyers are going to court: We want chlorpyrifos off our crops and dinner plates as soon possible.
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Chlorpyrifos has already been banned by the European Union, is set to be phased out this summer in the US and should also be banned in Canada immediately.
A successful outcome, in this case, would see the Federal Court agreed that Health Canada’s three-year phase-out period for chlorpyrifos is excessive and unlawful, paving the way for an immediate ban.
Ecojustice goes to court to defend nature, combat climate change and fight for your right to a healthy environment. From coast to coast to coast, we go to court and use the full force of the law to protect what we value most — the air we breathe, the water we drink and a safe climate.