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US EPA stands by dichlorvos assessment

The US EPA has maintained its decision to deny a petition to ban the organophosphate insecticide, dichlorvos (DDVP). The move follows last year’s court order that partly upheld the challenge by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit agreed with the NRDC that the EPA had failed to explain why it did not apply an additional ten-fold safety factor to account for potential risks to children ( Agrow No 625, p 31).



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