EPA SET FOR REASSESSMENT OF PESTICIDE TOLERANCES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has set its schedule for reassessing about 9,700 existing pesticide tolerances for both raw and processed food, as required under last year's Food Quality Protection Act.Under the schedule, the EPA will look first at 228 pesticides, such as organophosphate, carbamate and organochlorine chemicals, that appear to pose the greatest risk to public

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has set its schedule for reassessing about 9,700 existing pesticide tolerances for both raw and processed food, as required under last year's Food Quality Protection Act.

Under the schedule, the EPA will look first at 228 pesticides, such as organophosphate, carbamate and organochlorine chemicals, that appear to pose the greatest risk to public health, especially to children. This first group, which includes 33% of all pesticide

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