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EPA Approves Controversial Methyl Bromide Alternative with Strict Controls on Use

1:27 PM MDT | October 15, 2007 | Kara Sissell

EPA has approved methyl iodide, a methyl bromide alternative, for one year “under highly restrictive provisions governing its use,” the agency says. The pesticide is manufactured by Arysta Life Science Corp. (Tokyo). The agency also says that it has denied a recent written request by 54 scientists for further peer review of methyl iodide’s use as a soil fumigant, an application that the scientists say raises concerns over potential human health and environmental risks. “EPA has discussed our assessment with some of the signatories and sent...

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