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EPA Seeks Comment on Soil Fumigant Risks

1:50 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

EPA says it is seeking comment on proposed risk-reduction measures to control occupational and bystander exposure to five soil fumigant pesticides including: methyl bromide, metam sodium, dazomet, and chloropicrin. Another soil fumigant, 1,3-dichloropropene, is included for comparison purposes, but its reassessment is complete and no regulatory changes are anticipated, the agency says. “However, many of the products that contain 1,2-cichloropropene also contain chloropicrin, and the agency may require measures to mitigate the risk of chloropicrin...

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