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  • Fumigants used for pesticidal purposes

    Fumigants used for pesticidal purposes

    Overview: Fumigants used for pesticidal purposes are registered and regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed a significant review of ...

  • EPA Issues Draft Pesticide Registration Notice on Mold-Related Label Claims

    EPA Issues Draft Pesticide Registration Notice on Mold-Related Label Claims

    On December 12, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a Federal Register notice the availability of a draft Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice entitled "Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products with Mold-Related ...

  • Pesticide Data Compensation in the EU and Canada

    Pesticide Data Compensation in the EU and Canada

    The European Union in recent years has promulgated new regulations to set forth the procedures by which pesticides (called biocides and plant protectants in the EU) are registered and how companies can address issues related to the citation and ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson;Lisa R. Burchi

  • Nanosilver Conditionally Registered as New Active Ingredient

    Nanosilver Conditionally Registered as New Active Ingredient

    In August 2010, EPA announced that it was considering allowing the Swiss company HeiQ Materials Ag to enter the U.S. market with a new nanosilver pesticide and textile preservative, HeiQ AGS-20. On Dec. 1, 2011, the EPA issued a conditional ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • U.S. National Organic Program Approves Ban on Engineered Nanomaterials from Organic Products

    U.S. National Organic Program Approves Ban on Engineered Nanomaterials from Organic Products

    On December 17, 2010, the US National Organic Program (NOP) voted to accept the recommendation of the US National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to prohibit engineered nanomaterials from the production, processing, and packaging of certified organic ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • EPA Now Talking Nano

    EPA Now Talking Nano

    EPA’s Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) released in January the minutes of its November 2009 meeting regarding evaluation of nanosilver and other nanometal pesticide products. The report is available at ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • Turkey Enacts REACH-Like Chemical Program

    Turkey Enacts REACH-Like Chemical Program

    In December 2008, Turkey enacted the Inventory and Control of Chemicals Regulation, a scaled-down version of the European Union’s REACH regulation to establish an inventory of chemicals produced and imported into Turkey and to better control ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson and Leslie Scott MacDougall (co-authors)

  • FIFRA SAP Convenes First Nano Review

    FIFRA SAP Convenes First Nano Review

    On November 3-5, 2009, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) met to consider for the first time scientific issues related to the assessment of potential hazard and exposure associated with ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson