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EPA Plan To Drop Chemical Safety Factor Raises Fears Over Industry Models

August 12, 2019
EPA’s plan to drop a three-fold safety factor (3X) intended to protect children from harmful exposures to widely used pyrethrin and pyrethroid insecticides based on new industry models is raising concerns from environmentalists that the industry is increasingly turning to such models to win scaled back regulatory requirements from the agency. Nathan Donley, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), says he has watched increasing activity from the pesticide industry in recent years in developing such models...

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