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US EPA plans to restrict usage of 72 chemicals in pesticides

The US environment regulator proposes to remove 72 chemicals from approved pesticide inert ingredient list

BS B2B Bureau  |  Washington, USA 

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking steps to remove 72 chemicals from its list of substances approved for use as inert ingredients in products. is requesting public comment on this proposal. The US is responsible for protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
 
Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, said, “We are taking action to ensure that these ingredients are not added to any products unless they have been fully vetted by This is the first major step in our strategy to reduce risks from pesticides containing potentially hazardous inert ingredients.”
 
Most products contain a mixture of different ingredients. Ingredients that are directly responsible for controlling pests such as insects or weeds are called active ingredients. An is any substance that is intentionally included in a that is not an active ingredient.
 
is taking this action in response to petitions by the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, Physicians for Social Responsibility and others. These groups asked the agency to issue a rule requiring disclosure of 371 inert ingredients found in products. developed an alternative strategy designed to reduce the risks posed by hazardous inert ingredients in products more effectively than by disclosure rulemaking.
 
Many of the 72 inert ingredients targeted for removal, are on the list of 371 inert ingredients identified by the petitioners as hazardous. The 72 chemicals are not currently being used as inert ingredients in any product. Chemicals such as, and are listed as candidates for removal. 

First Published: Mon, October 27 2014. 16:09 IST
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US EPA plans to restrict usage of 72 chemicals in pesticides

The US environment regulator proposes to remove 72 chemicals from approved pesticide inert ingredient list

The US environment regulator proposes to remove 72 chemicals from approved pesticide inert ingredient list The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking steps to remove 72 chemicals from its list of substances approved for use as inert ingredients in products. is requesting public comment on this proposal. The US is responsible for protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
 
Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, said, “We are taking action to ensure that these ingredients are not added to any products unless they have been fully vetted by This is the first major step in our strategy to reduce risks from pesticides containing potentially hazardous inert ingredients.”
 
Most products contain a mixture of different ingredients. Ingredients that are directly responsible for controlling pests such as insects or weeds are called active ingredients. An is any substance that is intentionally included in a that is not an active ingredient.
 
is taking this action in response to petitions by the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, Physicians for Social Responsibility and others. These groups asked the agency to issue a rule requiring disclosure of 371 inert ingredients found in products. developed an alternative strategy designed to reduce the risks posed by hazardous inert ingredients in products more effectively than by disclosure rulemaking.
 
Many of the 72 inert ingredients targeted for removal, are on the list of 371 inert ingredients identified by the petitioners as hazardous. The 72 chemicals are not currently being used as inert ingredients in any product. Chemicals such as, and are listed as candidates for removal. 
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US EPA plans to restrict usage of 72 chemicals in pesticides

The US environment regulator proposes to remove 72 chemicals from approved pesticide inert ingredient list

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking steps to remove 72 chemicals from its list of substances approved for use as inert ingredients in products. is requesting public comment on this proposal. The US is responsible for protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
 
Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, said, “We are taking action to ensure that these ingredients are not added to any products unless they have been fully vetted by This is the first major step in our strategy to reduce risks from pesticides containing potentially hazardous inert ingredients.”
 
Most products contain a mixture of different ingredients. Ingredients that are directly responsible for controlling pests such as insects or weeds are called active ingredients. An is any substance that is intentionally included in a that is not an active ingredient.
 
is taking this action in response to petitions by the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, Physicians for Social Responsibility and others. These groups asked the agency to issue a rule requiring disclosure of 371 inert ingredients found in products. developed an alternative strategy designed to reduce the risks posed by hazardous inert ingredients in products more effectively than by disclosure rulemaking.
 
Many of the 72 inert ingredients targeted for removal, are on the list of 371 inert ingredients identified by the petitioners as hazardous. The 72 chemicals are not currently being used as inert ingredients in any product. Chemicals such as, and are listed as candidates for removal. 

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