Dow Chemical Co. calls it a weed killer. But it has the potential to harm a lot more than weeds.
As I write, Dow Chemical Co. is seeking the EPA’s approval to market its new herbicide Enlist Duo, a toxic mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. If it’s approved, it will be sprayed on millions of acres of genetically engineered crops. This dangerous mixture has been shown to increase the risk of endocrine and reproductive system disruption, Parkinson’s disease and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) have written a Congressional sign-on letter urging the EPA and USDA to reject Dow’s application for Enlist Duo. There’s no time to waste – please ask your representative to join them and sign the letter today. We only have until this Friday, July 25, to get as many Congressional signers as we possibly can.
Click here to urge your representative to stand up against this new toxic herbicide mix and tell the EPA and USDA to deny Dow’s application.
When EWG’s analysts dug into the potential dangers of this toxic herbicide, one of the most alarming facts they found is the shocking number of schools that are close to soy and corn fields where Enlist Duo could be sprayed – more than 5,600 schools, to be exact. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want my child anywhere near this stuff.
On top of the very real threats to human health, widespread use of 2,4-D would affect dozens of endangered species and potentially worsen the decline of honeybees and other essential insects.This is a no-brainer – we must do whatever we can to put a stop to this toxic weed killer before it hits the market.
Click here right now to tell your representative to sign the Congressional letter urging the EPA and USDA to reject Dow Chemical’s application for Enlist Duo.
Thank you for taking action on such an important issue.
President, Environmental Working Group