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MEPs add ais (active ingredients) to water rules

The European Parliament's Environment Committee has called for seven more pesticide active ingredients to come under proposed legislation aimed at protecting surface water from pollution. In March, the Committee voted for amendments to add the herbicides, bentazone, glyphosate and mecoprop, the fungicides, clotrimazole and quinoxyfen, the acaricide, dicofol, and the insect repellent, dibutylphthalate, to the list of "priority substances". These would be subject to emission controls and quality standards.


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