US Proposes Ban On Fluoride Fumigant

Law360, New York (January 11, 2011, 5:55 PM EST) -- Following more than half a decade of wrangling with environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has drafted a proposed order to ban sulfuryl fluoride — a gas used to fumigate food storage units — by 2014.

The proposed EPA order issued Tuesday is the long-delayed result of a 2004 petition by two environmental groups, the Fluoride Action Network and Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides, that argued the residue sulfuryl fluoride fumigation left in foods such as coffee, grains and nuts exceeded safe...
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