EPA Pitches New Rules, Age Limit For Pesticide Use On Farms

Law360, Los Angeles (February 20, 2014, 7:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday asked for public comment on a set of proposed rule changes, including imposing an age limit, to its policy on pesticide use by farm workers.

The changes include limits on spraying and fumes that workers can be exposed to, including no-entry buffer areas around treated crops and a first-ever age limit blocking those less than age 16 from exposure to pesticide chemicals, according to Thursday’s proposal.

“Today marks an important milestone for the farm workers who plant, tend and...
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