EPA Denies Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifos

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. April 11 2017

The EPA announced the denial of a petition to ban chlorpyrifos, the most common insecticide used around the world. In October 2015, the EPA proposed to revoke the all food residue tolerances for chlorpyrifos, based primarily on epidemiological studies.
Several groups challenged the methodology and scientific gaps on which EPA drew its conclusions. Among them are USDA ARS, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel.
A number of crop systems still ...

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