EPA expedites protections on high risk uses of four organophosphates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced updated occupational and non-occupational spray-drift exposure risk assessments for four organophosphate pesticides. In order to mitigate significant risks to human health, EPA has expedited these assessments prior to completing the standard registration review process for diazinon, ethoprop, phosmet, and tribufos.

Regulatory background

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) which manages the registration, distribution, sale, and use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and rodenticides in the U.S.

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