Just two weeks after the Trump administration outraged scientists, environmentalists and public health advocates with its decision to not ban chlorpyrifos, European regulators announced Friday that the pesticide, which is linked to brain damage in children, \u0022does not meet the criteria required by legislation for the renewal of its approval in the European Union.\u0022\u0022The approval period for chlorpyrifos expires in January 2020, and the manufacturers\u0026#039; application for renewal is currently being evaluated under the E.U.\u0026#039;s peer review system for approval of pesticides,\u0022 the European Food Safety Authority said in a statement Friday. The main manufacturer of the pesticide is the U.S.-based Dow Chemical Company.The agency\u0026#039;s statement explained that \u0022although the peer review is not yet fully completed, the European Commission asked EFSA to provide a statement on the available results of the human health assessment.\u0022\u0022EFSA has identified concerns about possible genotoxic effects as well as neurological effects during development, supported by epidemiological data indicating effects in children,\u0022 the agency concluded. \u0022This means that no safe exposure level—or toxicological reference value—can be set for the substance.\u0022The European Food Safety Authority (#EFSA) has announced there is no safe level of exposure for #chlorpyrifos, the brain-damaging #pesticide the Trump EPA recently refused to ban. Chlorpyrifos remains banned in the EU. https://t.co/ejlYOt9V5T— Center 4 Food Safety (@CFSTrueFood) August 2, 2019The announcement out of Europe was celebrated by Environmental Working Group president Ken Cook, who had decried the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency\u0026#039;s move. At the time, he said, \u0022Siding with pesticide corporations over the health and well-being of kids is the new normal at the EPA.\u0022Cook declared in a new statement Friday, \u0022The E.U. is doing what the science demands: putting public health ahead of the narrow interests of the pesticide industry.\u0022\u0022Tragically for Americans kids and their parents,\u0022 he added, \u0022the Trump administration is kowtowing to chemical agribusiness and allowing a dangerous pesticide to be sprayed on foods children eat every day.\u0022The Trump EPA\u0026#039;s decision last month—which critics said ignored assessments from the agency\u0026#039;s own experts—came after a federal court, in April, ordered the administration to stop stalling and issue a decision on the ban requested by advocates within 90 days. The agency ended household use of chlorpyrifos in 2000, but farmers are still allowed to use it on crops such as apples, cherries, corn, oranges, and peaches.