Center for Food Safety sues EPA over unanswered petition on inert ingredients in pesticides

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) has filed a complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the EPA’s lack of response to a petition focused on analyzing inert and adjuvant ingredients’ toxicity in pesticide formulations. The suit will set the stage for the EPA to respond to the petition unless the Agency decides to fight the CFS suit.

Regulatory Background

  • The EPA is tasked with regulating pesticides in the United States under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act ( FIFRA). FIFRA controls the manufacture, sale, and use of a broad range of chemicals and biological pest controls, and its primary purpose is to protect human health and the environment.

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