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EPA proposes to remove 72 chemicals from approved pesticide inert ingredient list

10:10 AM MDT | October 24, 2014 | Lindsay Frost

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to remove 72 chemicals from its list of substances approved for use as inert ingredients in pesticide products. The move is in reponse to petitions from several advocate groups, including the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. The groups had asked for a rule requiring disclosure of 371 inert ingredients found in pesticides. EPA developed an alternative strategy design to reduce the risks posed by inert pesticide ingredients “more...

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