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US import tolerances linked with bird risks

The US EPA is seeking comments on a petition from the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) to revoke import tolerances for 13 pesticides. The tolerances are for uses that are not registered in the US, but which pose risks to US migratory birds in Central and South America, the ABC claims. All of the pesticide uses have been cancelled in the US, most with a determination that they present an environmental risk to birds, the group points out.



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