Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Study finds US EPA pesticide reviews favour industry

The US EPA's pesticide risk assessment process is inadequate and biased in favour of industry, says a  group of ecotoxicologists. The researchers contend that the Agency relies too heavily on toxicity tests conducted by pesticide manufacturers and wrongly bars consideration of other relevant studies. The risk assessment process does not account for industry conflicts of interest, the scientists argue, and "increases the likelihood that only industry-supplied data will be used in the risk assessments … which potentially obscures the impact of a pesticide so that risks cannot be responsibly managed".

Advertisement

Topics

What to read next

Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

AG002446

Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel