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US endosulfan phase-out agreed

Makhteshim-Agan Industries has agreed to phase out the organochlorine insecticide/acaricide, endosulfan, in the US over the next six years. The agreement was drawn up with the EPA after it determined that all uses had to be cancelled because of significant risks to wildlife and agricultural workers ( Agrow No 594, p 13). The phase-out will allow growers to switch to lower-risk alternatives, the EPA points out.



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