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EPA Proposes Labeling to Control Pesticide Drift, Evaluates Petition

Posted by petjal on Nov. 19, 2009 14:46
WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2009 (ENS) – Pesticide labeling to reduce off-target spray and dust drift was proposed today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The new instructions are aimed at improving the clarity and consistency of pesticide labels and help prevent harm from spray drift, the toxic spray or vapor that travels from treated agricultural fields and into neighboring communities.

The agency is also requesting comment on a citizens' petition to evaluate children’s exposure to pesticide drift.

More ... http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2009/2009-11-04-092.asp

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