EPA Wants 72 Inert Chemicals Out As Pesticide Ingredients

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (October 23, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed removing 72 inert chemicals from its list of approved pesticide ingredients, but green groups said there are still about 300 chemicals they want reviewed in addition.

Beyond Pesticides, the Center for Environmental Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility and other groups had petitioned the EPA in 2006 to require pesticide manufacturers to disclose 371 inert ingredients on their pesticide product labels. In March, the groups sued the agency for failing to act on the petitions. That lawsuit was tossed after the EPA told the judge it had denied the petition, but now the agency...

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