Volume 94 Issue 10 | p. 18 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 7, 2016 | Web Date: March 3, 2016

EPA to ban flubendiamide insecticide

Breakdown product is harmful to aquatic species, agency says
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: pesticides, EPA, Bayer crop science

The Environmental Protection Agency intends to cancel all uses of the pesticide flubendiamide, claiming that it poses a health risk to aquatic invertebrates, the agency announced on March 1.

Flubendiamide breaks down in the environment into a more toxic, persistent material that can harm several aquatic species, EPA says.

In February, EPA asked Bayer CropScience, which makes the pesticide, to . . .

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