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EPA Denies Environmental Group Petition to Ban 2,4-D

1:16 PM MDT | April 10, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

EPA announced yesterday that it has denied a petition from the Natural Resources Defence Council’s (NRDC) 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 of 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.   EPA says it evaluated all the data cited by NRDC and new studies submitted to EPA, including an...

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