Swift US review for nithiazine
The US EPA expects to complete its registration review for the neonicotinoid insecticide, nithiazine, in under a year. It opened the review docket in March and expects to complete the review by May 2010. Most other neonicotinoids will be reviewed as a group, starting in 2011-12 ( Agrow No 564, p 17). Nithiazine is registered by Wellmark International for non-agricultural fly control. The EPA does not plan to conduct a new human health or ecological risk assessment, but will examine risks to endangered species.