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Trump’s EPA fights to keep controversial insecticide in use

Clip: 10/10/2018 | 7m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

Citrus growers hope to fend off fruit-munching katydids, but one weapon is under scrutiny. Researchers found that children growing up near fields where the insecticide chlorpyrifos was deployed exhibited autism-like symptoms. A court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the insecticide’s use, but Trump’s EPA is fighting back. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.

Aired: 10/10/18

Rating: NR

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