23 Feb '12, 6pm

EPA Sued to Ban Toxic Pesticide & Agent Orange Ingredient From Household Weed Products

EPA Sued to Ban Toxic Pesticide & Agent Orange Ingredient From Household Weed Products

A toxic herbicide, 2,4-D , is a World War II-era weed killer ingredient that is one of the oldest pesticides still legally on the market: it's one of the top three pesticides sold nationwide and the most common pesticide-based weed control product in the home and garden market. Products containing it include Aqua-Kleen, Plantgard, Lawn-Keep and Planotox . It is a known neurotoxin , is toxic to the eye, thyroid, kidney, adrenals, and ovaries/testes according to the EPA and is linked to cancer and other diseases, and was an ingredient in Agent Orange . It's considered safe by the USDA , an agency that biotechnology companies are aggressively pushing for approval of new genetically engineered crops, and which Dow AgroSciences is pushing to deregulate its genetically engineered crops that are resistant to 2,4-D. NRDC filed a lawsuit today against the EPA for failing to respond...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/health/epa-sued-ban-toxic-pesti...

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