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EPA ignored its own advice on this brain-damaging pesticide

Clip: 08/29/2018 | 9m 58s

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After decades of research and debate, the EPA was on the cusp of banning all use of chlorpyrifos, a poison that attacks the nervous system. But in 2017, then-EPA administrator Scott Pruitt delayed a decision by five years. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports that fight is part of a larger battle over the use of scientific studies and industry pressure.

Aired: 08/29/18 | Rating: NR

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