EPA Tightens Restrictions On Phosphide Products

Law360, New York (April 8, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has passed new restrictions on the use of products containing aluminum and magnesium phosphide, which are used primarily in pesticides.

The new rules, announced Wednesday, would ban the products from near residential areas, increase buffer zones for treatment around nonresidential buildings that could be occupied by people or animals, and require new warning labels.

The main manufacturer of the chemicals is already complying with the new rules voluntarily, according to the agency.

“Phosphine fumigants are poisons and must be kept away...
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