Lawyers representing Dow Chemical and two other makers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three Cabinet agencies, asking them “to set aside” the results of critical government studies, according to the Associated Press.
Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris is a close adviser to President Donald Trump, who wrote a $1 million check to underwrite Trump’s inaugural festivities. EPA Administrator and former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced he was reversing Obama-efforts to bar the use of Dow’s pesticide on food after studies found that even miniscule exposure could hinder children’s brain development.

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