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 . . .

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