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EPA Wants to Remove 72 Approved Pesticide List

The EPA Thursday requested public comment on the agency's proposal to remove 72 chemicals from the Approved Pesticide Inert Ingredient List.  Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Jim Jones, stated "This is the first major step in our strategy to reduce risks from pesticides containing potentially hazardous inert ingredients."  The action is in response to petitions by the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, Physicians for Social Responsibility and others.  There groups asked the agency to issue a rule requiring disclosure of 371 inert ingredients found in pesticide products.
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