FIFRA, Children’s Health, and the Methyl Parathion Experience
President Clinton’s commitment to children’s health may well be a defining feature of his legacy. The last eight years have witnessed an unprecedented number of health initiatives dedicated to protecting infants and children. This commitment is found in virtually every aspect of federal policymaking and rulemaking, from expansive legislation to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy. EPA’s implementation of the Administration’s commitment to children’s health is having a profound impact on many chemical products — industrial, agricultural, and specialty chemicals alike — as well as on the consumer products in which these chemicals are found.