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EPA to Remove 12 Substances from Approved Pesticide Ingredient ListEPA intends to remove twelve per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the list of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticides. The chemicals proposed for removal are not currently used in any registered pesticide products.
Not for Kids: EPA's Pesticide Packaging RequirementsSection 25(c)(3) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to establish standards for packaging pesticides in order to protect children and adults from serious illness or injury.
In Effect Now: EPA’s New Certified Pesticide Applicator RulesToday, May 22, 2018, EPA’s revised certified pesticide applicator regulations officially take effect, after some revisions and delays. To protect both workers and the public, EPA requires commercial pesticide applicators to have practical knowledge about the products they use, potential risks, and core safety principles.
EPA Revises Farm Worker Protection StandardsOn September 28, 2015, US EPA announced revised worker protection standards for farm workers exposed to pesticides on the job. The new standards will apply to agricultural workers who perform certain labor tasks in pesticide-treated crops and pesticide handlers who mix, load, and apply pesticides. According to US EPA, the rulemaking will affect about two million US workers...
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