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April 25, 2010
FDA says it is reviewing the safety of triclosan, an ingredient found in many antibacterial consumer products, after animal studies showed the chemical alters hormone regulation. FDA...
December 31, 1969
A federal appeals court has invalidated U.S. EPA’s 2003 approval of the Bayer insecticide spirotetramat in the U.S. The court determined that regulators had not followed procedures...
March 23, 2010
A federal appeals court has invalidated U.S. EPA’s 2003 approval of the Bayer insecticide spirotetramat in the U.S. The court determined that regulators had not...
March 23, 2010
EPA says it will initiate rulemaking efforts to revise tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene standards within the next year. Revisions of epichlorohydrin and acrylamide standrds will follow....
March 15, 2010
Sixteen cities from six Midwestern states have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Illinois seeking compensation from Syngenta for the costs of filtering the company’s embattled herbicide atrazine from drinking water. The commonly used chemical has been under increased scrutiny in the past year despite its re-registration in 2006. The EPA announced in October of 2009 that it would review atrazine’s safety profile after reports of higher-than-legal amounts of the chemical were found in Midwestern water systems. Other studies have linked the herbicide to abnormal sexual development in frogs....
December 31, 1969
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week began the first in a series of workshops exploring potential antitrust violations in the U.S...
March 2, 2010
The pesticide was found to chemically castrate three out of four male frogs and turn one in ten male frogs to females, the study shows....
January 11, 2010
The agreement allows Germany-based Neudorff to introduce its full line of products to the specialty agriculture and ornamental industry, and gives Certis the most extensive biopesticide product line in the U.S., Certis says....
January 4, 2010
EPA has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comment pesticide manufacturers and other stakeholders on a range of issues related to the agency’s plans...
January 5, 2010
An IPO is planned for 2011, and will infuse the company with the capital necessary to register and commercialize its new products. A track record that includes deals with Bayer CropScience and BASF should boost investor confidence...
November 23, 2009
White House Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orzag says OMB supports EPA’s sole authority to make scientific decisions for the endocrine disruptor screening program...
November 19, 2009
The major growth factor for the biopesticides market is the escalating demand for chemical free crops by end users and supermarkets, report says....
November 18, 2009
A report on the impact of genetically modified (GM) crops after the first 13 years of commercial use in the U.S. finds that GM crops have increased overall pesticide use 318.4 million...
November 9, 2009
FMC says it plans to take legal action against EPA after the agency denied FMC an administrative hearing on its May 2009 decision to revoke of all carbofuran food tolerances in...
November 2, 2009
FMC, the sole U.S. manufacturer of carbofuran, says it plans to take legal action against EPA after being denied an administrative hearing on the agency's May 2009 decision to revoke of all carbofuran food tolerances in the U.S....
October 26, 2009
A study released yesterday by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS; Research Triangle Park, NC) has identified a possible link between household insecticides...
October 26, 2009
Representative Edward Markey (D., MA) has asked officials at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to explain the basis for their recent endocrine directive to EPA, saying it “may have the unintended consequence of preventing EPA from obtaining the very information it needs to make informed decisions.” Markey suggests that existing data could downplay potential "low dose" health effects, and has asked OMB to respond to six detailed queries about their decisionmaking process by November 12....
October 16, 2009
EPA says it will sign off on two Federal Register notices that will start the regulatory clock for industry’s obligations under the agency’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening...
October 12, 2009
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has advised EPA to use existing data “to the greatest extent possible” to meet the agency’s upcoming data collection requirements for its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). Industry sees that advice as a welcome sign from the Obama administration that it may be reasonably flexible in allowing industry to use existing data to fulfill the program’s requirements....
December 31, 1969
EPA’s decision to review atrazine for possible adverse human health effects is part of the normal course of a pesticide’s re-registration, says Syngenta, the U.S.’s largest...
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