EPA retains all chlorpyrifos tolerances

March 30, 2017 8:27 AM

Yesterday, the EPA announced it will not proceed with any restrictions for a commonly-used insecticide, chlorpyrifos. This includes no changes to chlorpyrifos tolerances in the U.S. In 2015, a petition to revoke chlorpyrifos was submitted to the EPA by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA). These groups questioned the health and safety of this organophosphate insecticide made by Dow AgroSciences. The EPA will move forward with updating and revising the human health assessment under their standard procedures. Find the EPA order here.

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Erin Hodgson Associate Professor

Dr. Erin Hodgson started working in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University in 2009. She is an associate professor with extension and research responsibilities in corn and soybeans. She has a general background in integrated pest management (IPM) for field crops. Dr. Hodgson's curre...