Tell the EPA: Ban dangerous, drifting dicamba

Tractor spraying pesticides over farm on sunny day
Oticki |

The toxic weed killer dicamba drifts away from the fields where it’s sprayed, putting other crops, wild plants and our health at risk. It’s time for the Environmental Protection Agency to ban this chemical once and for all to protect our health.

The EPA set new rules in 2020 to make sure the toxic herbicide dicamba would stay where it was sprayed instead of drifting through our farms and communities — but it didn’t work. The incidence of drift and off-target damage from drifting dicamba is still far too high.

Dicamba has the power to destroy every plant besides the soybeans and cotton specially modified to resist it — so it’s unacceptable that this chemical continues to be used when it can remain in the air for up to 72 hours after it’s sprayed. The weed killer is drifting into other farms, natural areas and our communities. It’s putting our health at risk.

The EPA should ban dicamba unless and until it is proven safe.

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