Pesticide Approval Process Questioned | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 13 | p. 33 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 1, 2013

Pesticide Approval Process Questioned

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: pesticides, EPA, Natural Resources Defense Council

The federal government has used a regulatory loophole to approve nearly two-thirds of the 16,000 pesticides on the market without properly testing them, according to a two-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group. In a report released on March 27, NRDC criticizes EPA for using a process called conditional registration, which allows pesticide approval before manufacturers have completed rigorous health and safety . . .

You Do Not Have Access to C&EN Protected Content.

Chemical & Engineering News
ISSN 0009-2347
Copyright © American Chemical Society