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EPA Strengthens Restrictions on Five Common Pesticides

5:36 PM MDT | July 21, 2008 | Kara Sissell

EPA has issued new safety requirements for five pesticides, in an effort to reduce human exposure to soil fumigants. The requirements call for growers using methyl bromide, chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium, or metam potassium to: complete written, site-specific fumigant management plans before fumigation; create buffer zones around treated fields to reduce the chances of harmful effects on bystanders; post advisories to inform bystanders and field workers about the location and timing of fumigations; provide first responders with fumigant-specific safety...

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