EPA says its recently completed analysis of the potential human health risks of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, including exposures through drinking water, does not alter its plan to ban use of the substance on food, though the agency is seeking public input on its revised scientific analysis in advance of a March 31 legal deadline for a final decision.
Over the past five years, EPA’s chemicals program began addressing risks of chemicals in commerce. Risk assessment, however, has become more polarized, portending likely future disputes. The agency also has developed more practical approaches to encourage safer chemistries. Read moreRead More »