EPA To Nix Endosulfan Amid Health Concerns

Law360, New York (June 10, 2010, 6:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving toward a ban of endosulfan in the United States after determining that the insecticide can cause “unacceptable” neurological and reproductive risks to farmworkers and wildlife.

The EPA said Wednesday that it was in talks with Makhteshim Agan of North America Inc., the Israeli company that manufactures endosulfan, to voluntarily terminate all uses of the chemical.

Scott Rawlins, a spokesperson for MANA, said Thursday that the company opposed the EPA's standpoint on endosulfan.

"MANA continues to disagree fundamentally with EPA's...
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