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EPA Rejects Petition to Ban 2,4-D

10:34 AM MDT | April 24, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

EPA announced earlier this month that it had denied a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) asking the agency to cancel product registrations and revoke all food tolerances for the widely used herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). NRDC petitioned EPA in November 2008 to ban 2,4-D, citing studies linking exposure to adverse health effects and ecological damage. The group filed suit against EPA in February to force a response. In the Weeds: Certain weeds, such as Palmer amaranth, are increasingly resistant to glyphosate...

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