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Group Asks EPA to End Exemption for Chemical-Free Pesticides

12:03 PM MDT | July 30, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA; Washington) has petitioned EPA to end its exemption of chemical-free pesticide products from efficacy testing requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). CSPA, an industry group whose members include companies that sell conventional mosquito and tick repellants, says the chemical-free pesticides are not effective, and put people at risk for the West Nile Virus and other diseases. EPA will accept public comment on the petition through mid-January. At issue is EPA’s...

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