EPA Issues List Of Pesticides To Undergo Screening

Law360, New York (April 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified its first set of pesticides that will be tested to determine whether they disrupt the development of humans and animals.

Screening requirements will be sent this summer to manufacturers, importers and processors of 67 pesticide chemicals to find out if the pesticides, made up of widely used chemicals, could be hazardous to endocrine systems, which are important for making hormones and regulating metabolism, growth and reproduction, the agency announced Wednesday.

“Endocrine disruptors can cause lifelong health problems — especially...
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