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Parathion-methyl use to end in US

The US EPA plans to cancel all remaining uses of the organophosphate insecticide/acaricide, parathion-methyl, following a request by the registrants, Cheminova and United Phosphorus. The companies have agreed to end the sale and distribution of existing stocks of the active ingredient by December 31st 2012, with product distribution to end on August 31st 2013. Product use would be prohibited after December 31st 2013.


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