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ID:

334

Date:

2008-07-31

Headline:

"Safe" Pesticides Now First in Poisonings

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Center for Public Integrity

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Center's investigation produced a report (Perils of the New Pesticides, http://www.publicintegrity.org/investigations/pesticides/pages/introduction/) summarizing findings from internal EPA data. The report found a 300% increase over the last decade in the number of reported human health problems linked to a type of pesticide (pyrethrins, and their synthetic relatives, pyrethroids), initially developed to replace organophosphates.

Notes:

Using FOIA, the Center for Public Integrity obtained information from the EPA to discover public health risks from chemicals developed as safer alternatives to organophosphates.

Keywords:

poison, poisoning, pesticide, insecticide, report, reaction

URL:

http://www.publicintegrity.org/news/entry/485/


Agencies:

EPA

States:

DC

Categories:


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