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EPA Rules 2,4-D Needs No Further Review

2:32 PM MDT | August 27, 2007 | Kara Sissell

EPA has determined the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and two other closely related chemicals do not merit the agency’s special review. “Because the agency had determined that the existing data do not support a conclusion that links human cancer to 2,4-D exposure, it has decided not to initiate a special review of 2,4-D, 2,4-DB, and 2,4-DP,” EPA says. That decision is the government’s final ruling and should put an end to nearly two decades of scientific investigation into the herbicides’ potential carcinogenicity...

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