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NRDC seeks US 2,4-D ban

The US environmentalist group, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has filed a lawsuit against the EPA for failing to respond to a 2008 petition seeking the cancellation of all registrations and tolerances for the phenoxy herbicide, 2,4-D. The NRDC maintains that dozens of scientific studies have linked the herbicide with cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cell damage, hormonal disruption, reproductive problems and birth defects.


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