Thank Maryland Leaders for Protecting Our Health

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

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Sprayer AirplaneTwo Maryland officials are taking the lead to protect kids and farmworkers from a dangerous chemical commonly used in industrial agriculture--chlorpyrifos.

Sprayed on wheat, corn, citrus fruits, strawberries, and more, this insecticide has been linked to many health issues including developmental delays in children as well as nausea, dizziness, convulsions, and even death in adults. The evidence is so compelling that scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency concluded that it should be banned altogether. Unfortunately, President Trump isn’t taking this advice.

Chlorpyrifos is not something we want used to produce the food we feed our families.

Two Maryland officials aren’t sitting back and letting this dangerous practice continue.

  • On June 6, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined six other AGs in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s failure to label chlorpyrifos as unsafe for humans in any quantity.

  • Six weeks later, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin announced his co-sponsorship of a bill that bans chlorpyrifos.

Will you please thank Attorney General Frosh and Senator Cardin for their leadership in protecting our health? We're proud to see our Maryland leaders working to create a healthier food system and are sure you agree. Let’s recognize their efforts!

You can learn more about chlorpyrifos in a new piece on our blog.

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To: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
From: [Your Name]

As a Maryland resident and a Fair Farms consumer, I was proud to learn of your efforts to protect my family and neighbors from the dangerous chemical chlorpyrifos. Thank you for your leadership!

As you know, chlorpyrifos has been linked to severe developmental delays in children as well as nausea, dizziness, convulsions, and even death in adults. This is definitely not something I want anywhere near the food I feed my family.

As a member of the growing Fair Farms movement, I want to see Maryland build a new food system that is fair to farmers, invests in homegrown healthy food, and restores our waterways instead of polluting them. Your work to stop the use of chlorpyrifos in farms is an important step in the right direction.

Thank you again.