Category Archives: FIFRA

Inert but potent

Three environmental and public health groups represented by Earthjustice filed suit yesterday, asking the U.S. District Court in San Francisco to require the EPA to promulgate final rules requiring public disclosure of specific pesticide ingredients. The Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, and Physicians for … Continue reading

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E.P.A. Moves to Enforce Standards for Rodenticides

On Wednesday, EPA announced it would move to ban the sale of twelve rodenticides manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser.  Reckitt Benckiser is the only manufacturer of rodenticides  that has refused to adopt EPA’s newest safety standards.  The standards, established in 2011, require … Continue reading

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