9th Circ. Vacates EPA's Textile Pesticide Authorization

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 5:33 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday nixed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of a new textile pesticide derived from silver, concluding that under the agency’s own criteria the product posed an unacceptably high health risk to toddlers.

A panel majority vacated part of an EPA order granting HeiQ Materials AB’s registration application for its AGS-20 antimicrobial product, which would be incorporated into manufactured textiles like clothes, blankets and carpeting to fight organisms that cause odor and degradation through the slow release of ions from a silver...
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