Take action to ban the toxic pesticide diuron

Re: Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0077

The toxic pesticide diuron poses an unacceptable risk to our health and our communities. This chemical poses a risk of cancer, and people can be exposed to it in a number of ways -- from its application on food crops to its inclusion as a preservative in paints and sealants.

I support the EPA's decision to ban diuron's use as an herbicide in all agricultural and non-agricultural applications. However, I also strongly urge the agency to expand the proposed measures to a full ban on this chemical. Diuron is not safe for our health or the environment, and we should not be exposed to it in paint or aquaculture any more than we should be exposed to it on crops or in public spaces.