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EPA Bans Carbofuran Residues; Sued Over Endosulfan

9:52 AM MDT | August 4, 2008 | Kara Sissell

EPA says it will no longer allow food sold in the U.S. to contain insecticide carbofuran residue, despite objections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and producer FMC. EPA says it has concluded that carbofuran products pose an “unreasonable risk to man and the environment that outweighs the benefits of continued use and, therefore, all registrations must be cancelled.” Carbofuran is toxic to birds and poses a risk of dietary exposure to infants and children, EPA says. Residual risk: U.S. officials to prohibit insecticide on crops including...

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